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944th reservist receives F-35 firefighter training

Posted March 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Members from local fire departments watch and listen Feb. 26 during a PowerPoint presentation at the Luke Air Force Base fire station conference room. Local fire departments gathered Feb. 26 to receive training on F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter crisis procedures in case of an emergency here and in the…

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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III discussed the damaging effects of sequestration with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Defense Subcommittee Feb. 27.

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AF trials underway for 2015 Warrior Games

Posted March 6, 2015 by af.mil

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors are fighting for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials Feb. 27 through Thursday.

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Handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Posted March 6, 2015 by af.mil

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the Air Force.

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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Posted February 27, 2015 by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…

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Luke’s best shine

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgts. TIMOTHY BOYER & LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…

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CDC

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland’s, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, image is reflected by one of the safety mirrors as she picks up her son after his nap Feb. 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center. Copeland is a new mom and alternates between work and the CDC during the day. Staff…

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