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F-16 Fighting Falcon

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can…

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MARCY COPELAND
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Thunderbolts take on Viking Challenge

Posted April 11, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Master Sgt. Leroy Ridgel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron acting chief, runs with the American flag April 4 during the Viking Challenge at Luke Air Force Base. Part of Team America, Ridgel, along with nine others of his team, completed the 10-hour long relay marathon to raise money for the Enlisted Scholarship…

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Top Hats graduate 15 combat pilots in ceremony today

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Todd Murphey

The mission of the 56th Fighter Wing is to, “Train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission ready warfighters.” Fifteen graduates of the F-16 Initial Qualification Course, Class 11-EBG, will cross the stage today and enter the Combat Air...

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Kids snack on books

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Cupcake, the puppet, joined Lacey Quattlebaum, June 21, for the announcement of the “Reading is so delicious” summer reading program.

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted August 17, 2012 by Courtesy of af.mil

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony here Aug. 10. Gen. Mark Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony....

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Success guru shares secret to peak performance

Posted October 5, 2012 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We are familiar with stories of people who overcame what seemed like impossible odds and made it to the top.

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Sports Shorts – November 16, 2012

Posted November 16, 2012 by

Athletic activities around base

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All I want for Christmas … Daddy!

Posted December 21, 2012 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Sometimes, not every member of the family can be home, and when a family member is deployed it can change how a family spends the holiday season.

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POL gasses up F-16s

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Every day, Airmen across Luke Air Force Base get their hands dirty to get the mission accomplished. One of the dirtiest jobs on base may be in the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Flight.

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Wing, union sign first NAF contract

Posted April 5, 2013 by RON VEAL and BRYAN EVANS

Staff Sgt. C. J. Hatch The 56th Fighter Wing and the American Federation of Government Employees 1547 Local signed the first-ever nonappropriated fund, or NAF, contract March 25. Wing commander Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein and union president Harley Hembd signed for their respective organizations. Based on cooperation and communication, this unprecedented milestone is designed to…

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