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Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
News

A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron…

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)
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EOD Airmen maintain readiness

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK 56th Fighter Wing

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen participated in the fifth annual Operation Enduring Training Feb. 6 through 10 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range located southwest of Luke Air Force Base in Gila Bend. The purpose of the exercise was for EOD Airmen to gain combat experience while being exposed to contingency…

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Goldfein’s revitalizing squadrons initiative process begins

Posted February 27, 2017 by Lt. Col. Brus Vidal

The Air Force District of Washington and Joint Base Andrews are on the leading edge of a chief of staff of the Air Force initiative that will impact the total force Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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LRS Airmen support RAAF C-17

Posted February 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The U.S. Air Force has a strong partnership with allies world-wide. Not only during times of war, but also during humanitarian missions, our countries military forces work together to deliver life-saving supplies to those in need.

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Technology

Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Holly Jordan

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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Air Force

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

Posted February 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

Posted February 8, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.

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AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

Posted February 3, 2017 by by 1st Lt. Erik Anthony

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone Jan. 18 by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan. The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international…

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