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F-35 pilot training underway

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Travis Byrom, Lockheed Martin instructor pilot, briefs students in the first F-35 Lightning II training course before the start of class May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The students are Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, and Maj. Eric Puels, former F-16 Fighting Falcon instructors, Capt. Michael Hobson and Capt. Kyle Babbitt, former…

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Wild Weasels reunite

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The Wild Weasels gather for a group photo during their reunion May 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The Wild Weasels were formed during the early days of the Vietnam War. Their mission was to seek out and engage surface-to-air missile sites. Luke Air Force Base hosted the 81st Fighter Squadron Wild…

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LRS Airmen undertake unusual engine repair

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Kyle Saunders, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman, works on a destroyed valve inside the engine of a 2006 Ford Bobtail at Luke Air Force Base. The type of maintenance on this vehicle is considered unique because the cab was lifted off the frame to access the parts requiring repair….

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 15, 2015 by af.mil

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter May 5 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Mau, who previously flew F-15E Strike Eagles, made history as the first female F-35 pilot in the program….

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May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th MDG

World Asthma Day was May 5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases.

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Air field manager learns to fly

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Almost everyone has a hobby. Some hike or bowl, while others paint or sculpt. Staff Sgt. Mark Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of air field management training, flies a plane.

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This week in history

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Forty years ago today, U.S. combat in Southeast Asia ended. Three days earlier, communist Khmer Rouge gunboats seized the U.S.-flagged merchant container ship, SS Mayaguez, off the coast of Cambodia.

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Air Show returning March 19-20, 2016

Posted May 8, 2015 by 56th FWPA

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Luke’s newest jet, the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, on March 16, 2014, during the Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing will host an air show March 19 and 20, 2016. The…

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Marksmen have eyes that go the distance

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Brady Craddock, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, zeros the scope of a Barrett M107 April 27 at Luke Air Force Base. The advanced designated marksmen at Luke have the role of surveying the area for potential danger for high-profile visits such as Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Air…

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FSS member receives next-of-kin gold pin

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, pins a Gold Star Next of Kin lapel button onto Kristina Rightweiser, 56th Force Support Squadron human resources assistant, April 29 during the MSG commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base. The lapel pin is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress…

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