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Pilot realizes childhood dream, still serves

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. James “Rusty” Mitchell poses with his A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1979 at the Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England. Mitchell’s military flying career took him around the world to places like South Korea, Colorado, and more, flying the A-10, then the F-16 Fighting Falcon. As a child he always dreamed of…

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Ashby turns dream into reality

Posted November 8, 2013 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Sometimes someone’s life can take a profound and unexpected turn by being in the right place at the right time.

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Part-time door gunner, full-time Soldier

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Bill Medinger walked past the long line of customers at the Luke Air Force Base commissary and greeted each one.

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This Week in History

Posted November 8, 2013 by Rick Griset,

Col. Hubert Zemke, 56th Fighter Group commander, made a promise to his group, which was to be the first fighter group in the European theater to reach 100 aerial victories by Sadie Hawkins Day, Nov. 6, 1943.

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MDG steps up to help families, veterans

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Volunteers from the 56th Medical Group led the way Nov. 1 and Saturday organizing the Family Health Expo and Retiree Appreciation Day events at Club Five Six.

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Legendary squadron reactivated

Posted November 1, 2013 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Col. John Hanna, left, 56th Operation Group commander, unfurls the 61st Fighter Squadron banner with incoming commander Lt. Col. Michael Ebner, during the reactivation ceremony Oct. 25. The 61st FS will be Luke Air Force Base’s first squadron to fly the F-35A Lightning II. Luke Air Force Base marked an…

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Longest-serving Air Force civil servant retires

Posted November 1, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo Dorothy Rowe, 56th Comptroller Squadron chief financial analyst, poses for a photo in 1979. She retires Tuesday as the longest serving civil servant working for the Air Force. Most dream of crossing the retirement finish line after 20 to 35 years of service. For one civil servant, her date of retirement after 70…

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New chief invigorates mentorship at Luke

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Staff Sgt.NESTOR CRUZ Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, talks with Airman Leadership School students Oct. 21 at Luke Air Force Base. As the wing command chief, Mazza is responsible for the morale, welfare, training, management and professional growth of more than 3,000 enlisted members assigned to the Air Force’s largest…

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MDG earns ‘outstanding’ rating on HSI

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Photo by Staff Sgt.C.J. HATCH Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, announces an “outstanding” score Oct. 25 for the 56th Medical Group’s Health Services Inspection. The score came with accolades from inspectors praising the customer service, care and process improvements in the MDG. The Combined Unit Inspection may have been canceled, but some…

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This week in history

Posted November 1, 2013 by

1918: America’s Ace of Aces makes final kill Capt. Edward Rickenbacker, America’s Ace of Aces, claimed his final kill 95 years this week. Like Frank Luke, he was also born to German-speaking immigrant parents. But, Rickenbacker’s rise to fame was much different than the Arizona Balloon Buster. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker was 13 when…

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