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Local

AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Posted January 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Air Force

58th SOW’s HH-60G hits 12,000 hours

Posted January 9, 2017 by Jim Fisher

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours.

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Air Force

F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted January 6, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

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Local

Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Posted December 30, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

Posted December 30, 2016 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Commentary

Holiday budgeting important for new year

Posted December 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Every year nearly 300 million Americans celebrate Christmas which entails not only spreading holiday cheer, but buying gifts for loved ones. While gift giving can be rewarding, the result can leave some financially unfit for the new year.

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Local

56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep.

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Sports

Luke’s Winter Games build morale

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing [Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.] 2016 Winter Games kicked off Dec. 5th through Dec. 8th offering a variety of fun games for Airmen from different squadrons to compete for the championship.

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Salutes & Awards

Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

Posted December 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life.

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