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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
Local

Firefighter switches to fighter pilot

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Garrett Christensen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Logistics NCO in charge, is crossing over to the Air Force officer corps where he hopes to become an F-22 Raptor fighter pilot. “Christensen is one of 12 Airmen selected for basic officer training school program,” said Steven Kinkade, 56th CES…

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Salutes & Awards

USFWS selects BMGR for award

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Barry M. Goldwater Range has been selected as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award recipient. The award, presented in a ceremony June 9, is a national award presented annually to a military installation whose efforts represent significant conservation accomplishments achieved in partnership with…

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Events

AZ Reserve unit dominates at Hawgsmoke

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Pilots from the 47th FS with the Air Force Reserve Command demonstrated their experience and expertise on the ground and in the air by winning the Hawgsmoke 2016 competition. Thirteen teams competed in biennial A-10C Thunderbolt II competition June 1 through 3. This year’s event concentrated on two…

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Local

Equipment maintainers keep jets viable

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Imagine driving your car down the freeway. You are halfway to the destination with only four hours left to drive when the check engine light comes on, a tire blows and the car begins to overheat. You pull over and look at your phone, which has no signal, and…

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News

Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by TODD CROMAR

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — For years, the wheel shop at Hill Air Force Base has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base’s operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II. Three active-duty Airmen and…

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Sports

No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SEAN KIMMONS

BETHESDA, Md. — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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DoD

Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted June 17, 2016 by Paul Stevenson

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Sports

A1C strong as a Foxx

Posted June 2, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class BRANDON MAY

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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Senior airman James Hensley
Local

MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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Local

AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

Posted June 2, 2016 by Story by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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