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CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tank for any reading malfunctions or leaks. Whether cruising at 35,000 feet or performing a low-altitude strafing mission, the last thing a pilot…

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Latest F-35 has fastest induction to ALIS

Posted December 12, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE The 14th F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Luke Air Force Base is shown Dec. 5 on the flightline. Airmen at the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked quickly to get the aircraft ready to fly in less than 48 hours, making it the fastest F-35 acceptance at Luke since…

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Thunderbolts lend helping hand to veterans in need

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Airmen from the 56th Comptroller Squadron help serve a holiday meal to the homeless Dec. 5 at the Central Arizona Shelter Services. The money was donated by the Veterans Administration in an effort to feed homeless veterans. CASS helps homeless veterans get back on their feet with job opportunities and supplies. When someone…

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LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.
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LRS adds white R-11 refueling truck to fleet

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Senior Airman Jacob Hartman, 56th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, checks out the newly painted R-11 refueling truck at the LRS vehicle yard. After receiving waiver approval from the Air Education and Training Command, the 56th LRS had the truck painted white to keep the fuel inside from overheating. The…

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F-35 arrival ignites memories for retired fighter pilot

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Retired Col. Richard Toliver poses in front of an F-15 Strike Eagle while temporarily stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in 1975. Toliver participated in the operational test and evaluation program at Luke Air Force Base from July 1974 to July 1975. F-15 pilot training began at Luke Air Force Base 40…

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Chief serves beyond active-duty

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Retired Chief Master Sgt. John Burden stands with a 300-gallon centerline fuel tank Nov. 24 at 56th Component Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. When he was a buck sergeant, Burden worked as a fuel systems apprentice in 1969 at Luke AFB. John Burden retired as a chief master sergeant more…

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Health & Safety

Keep holiday sweet tooth in check

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. REBECCA ESCAJEDA

Assorted sweets are a big attraction on display in stores and are advertised in television commercials. Despite the effort to escape purchasing them and knowing they’re not healthy, people still tend to crave, buy and gobble them up.

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PMEL vital to AF mission

Posted December 5, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

To have jets that work, Airmen who are maintenance and repair experts are needed to take care of the jets. Airmen who fix the jets need tools that are in working order, and that’s where precision measurement equipment laboratory Airmen step in.

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Salutes & Awards

Top Hats graduate 15 into combat air force

Posted December 5, 2014 by Lt. Col. MATTHEW WARNER

Basic F-16 Course Class 14-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat-ready F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.

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