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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Air Force

Marines, Air Force on exchange program

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained…

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World

First Norwegian F-35A takes flight

Posted October 16, 2015 by Courtesy of www.f35.com

Another milestone for the Norwegian F-35 Lightning II program was reached Oct. 6. At 5:05 p.m. Norwegian time, the first Norwegian F-35 took off from the factory in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first of several test flights that will lead toward the formal delivery to Norway. Minister of Defense, Ine Eriksen Søreide is…

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RIDGE SHAN
Health & Safety

Flu season in full swing — get vaccinated

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. It spreads…

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Health & Safety

Mini ‘Bolts’ learn about fire prevention

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland Sparky poses with children outside the library. The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 4 through 10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Senior Airman Alexander Hernandez, 56th…

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Airman 1st Class 
RIDGE SHAN
Sports

OSS makes comeback to beat 372nd TRS

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  The 56th Operations Support Squadron team faced off against the Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron team late Oct. 5 in a flag football game at Luke Air Force Base. OSS defeated 372nd TRS 19-12. 372nd TRS took charge of the field early in the game, taking advantage of mistakes and turnovers made by OSS…

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MARCY COPELAND
Events

Families of deployed get hand from Glendale police

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The 56th Force Support Squadron held its monthly “Hearts Apart” event for families who have been separated by deployment or remote assignments. The Glendale Police Department sponsored the event after contacting Master Sgt. Anthony Drew, 56th FSS Readiness NCO in charge, about wanting to support and give back to the families of the Luke community….

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PEDRO MOTA
Sports

Favored to win, CMS doesn’t disappoint

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron flag football team shut out the Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron team 37-0 Sept. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. CMS came into the game as the favorite having only one previous loss and didn’t disappoint when they scored two touchdowns followed by a safety early in the game. “It…

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Airman 1st Class 
RIDGE SHAN
World

First class of Norwegian, Italian F-35 pilots begins

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The first class of future F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots from Norway and Italy began their training Sept. 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The pilots, from countries partnered with the United States in the procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will learn how to operate the advanced aircraft under the instruction of pilots…

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Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
World

T-bolt keeps AEW MDG mission up, running

Posted October 9, 2015 by adriennek

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — A key part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s mission is providing extraordinary Role 3 medical care on the combat frontier. But before a medical technician can take a patient’s vital signs or a surgeon can operate, they must first have a facility and medical equipment ready to go. That responsibility…

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Jonathan Case
Air Force

First refuel for RAAF KC-30A to F-35

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of www.airforce.gov

The Royal Australian Air Force completed the first fuel transfer with the air refueling boom from a RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200 pounds of…

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