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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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Thunderbolts march to honor MLK

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

In a familiar scene, Thunderbolts gathered in remembrance of the march on Washington D.C. that Martin Luther King Jr. led in 1963. The event was held to celebrate the success of the civil rights movement up to that point, and to honor King and those who stood with him. One guest speaker shared his thoughts…

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Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Lt Col. WILLIAM McKIBBAN

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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Triathletes cover Luke territory

Posted September 1, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center held the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon a little early this year, but it had the desired effect. More than 60 athletes participated individually or on one of six teams. They came from across base, and included some family members, to put themselves through the…

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Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

Posted November 30, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Holly Jordan

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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Goldfein: Continuing resolution detrimental to Air Force

Posted April 7, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

With the threat of a yearlong continuing resolution lingering, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and his fellow service chiefs called on Congress to approve an appropriation bill for fiscal year 2017 during a hearing on the topic April 5, 2017, on Capitol Hill.

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Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

Posted July 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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