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  • Outdoor Storage Box
    Useful Space With An Outdoor Storage Box If you find yourself short of space for storing smaller garden items in your backyard, and don’t have enough room in the shed or garage, why not consider an outdoor storage box? I know the feeling of clutter…
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  • Metal Storage Sheds | Safe And Secure
    Metal Storage Sheds – Keep Those Machines And Tools Secure Are you thinking about building a metal storage shed for you car, ride-on lawnmower or just some outside office space? There are other materials used for building sheds, but metal has sever…
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  • How To Build A Storage Shed With Ease, And Soon Your Neighbors Will Be Wanting One!
    Dear Woodworking Enthusiast, If you’ve ever wanted to build a storage shed, or the idea of undertaking a woodwork project like this has tweaked your curiosity… …then why not have a go? It’s not difficult with the right tools and plans. You co…
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  • How To Build A Shed Plans And Instructions
    This is a review of the how to build a shed product Shed Plans by professional woodworker Tom Peterson Shed Plans & Designs is a complete guide that explains how to build a shed from scratch. Tom Peterson offers detailed plans, blueprints and step by…
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  • Garden Storage Shed | Tools And Pots
    Whether you are a keen gardener or you just want some outdoor space for a workshop area, consider building a useful garden storage shed as a solution to your storage needs. Finding reasonably priced, quality designs for your garden storage shed is si…
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Visit the Thunderbirds New YouTube Page
Visit the Thunderbirds New YouTube PageWe have moved! Head on over to and subscribe to stay up to date on all future video posts from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Cheers, -JW.From:usafthunderbirdvideoViews:1685…
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  • Vet's Wife Seeks Doctor
    A vet's wife can't find a health care provider.
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  • Guns
    "More than 100 million Americans own firearms. This would be a good time for law-abiding gun owners to join the organization that will fight for the right to keep them."
    - 18 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Vietnam Vet Seeks AO Benefits
    Will I be eligible to receive benefits because of exposure to Agent Orange?
    - 15 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Vet Asks About Benefits
    A vet living abroad asks if he's eligible for pension benefits.
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Revenge of the O-Team
    "When the Biden task force delivers its "recommendations" on January 15, you can count on NRA members to defend our Constitution's Second Amendment."
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Kicking the Can
    "As we kissed off 2012 with a sip of Champagne, the U.S. Congress was in the process of raising our taxes."
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  • Vets React to Delayed Claims and New RX Fees
    Readers of Tom Philpott's Military Update column sound off on legislation, policy, and process that impact their militay and veteran benefits, pay, and compensation.
    - 4 Jan 13, 12:00am -

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CSAF talks ops with Shaw AFB Airmen.
CSAF talks ops with Shaw AFB Airmen.
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  • The Eagle Has Landed
    One thing you learn very quickly about summers in Maine — take full advantage of the day when the temperature rises above 70 degrees!  Yesterday was one such day.  Mark and I carved out some time between meetings and phone calls to hit the lake n…
    - 29 Jul 15, 6:25pm -
  • #Fitnessfail to #Nikkifitnessfave Trends and Seasonal Fit Fixes!
    Whether they are new trends or seasonal fitness problems, you can turn these #Fitnessfails into #FitnessFaves Trends: Fitness Fail #1 Corset or “Waist” Training – It’s wearing a corset while exercising or going about your normal life activiti…
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  • Sunglasses: the Over“looked” Workout Equipment!
    National Sunglasses Day is Saturday, June 27! Rock and movie stars have the right idea after all! You should be wearing your sunglasses more often, and not just after a rough night out or to hide that you didn’t have time for makeup before school d…
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  • Walk Your Workout: June 19th is National Flip Flop Day!
    You’ve heard the saying, “Sitting is the new smoking” and that “sitting disease” can make you sick in many ways. Recent fitness studies even show that skipping a scheduled sweat session, and instead, walking and standing for most of your da…
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  • Anti-Aging or Injury Recovery: Walking Workout
    If the thought of workouts make you want to cry, cheer up, because walking might be all the exercise you need to combat obesity, diabetes, perimenopause, menopause, hypothyroidism, and even osteoporosis. Physical activity is an important part of a we…
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  • Tame the Flame
    Today is one of those glorious days that every Mainer pines for after a very brutal winter.  Azure blue sky, a light breeze and balmy temps make it easier to forget frigid wind chills and frosty windows.  Of course, you can’t have warm days witho…
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  • Spring Fitness Product Review: Work your way from winter to summer with these healthy products that are NikkiFitnessFaves!
    Dress, walk, eat, cook, and moisturize your way from winter to summer with my Spring Products that pass the #NikkiFitnessFaves review! They make you look good, feel good and are all-natural to put spring in your step for many years to come! Vionic’…
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  • Grillin’ and Chillin’
    This weekend we Mainers were able to enjoy a glimpse of summer with warm temps leading to lots of outdoor time.  A long awaited change as it was less than a month ago that our last patch of snow melted off the front lawn.  It’s also a time when I…
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  • Will Inflammation Knock You Out?
    It’s a well-known fact that grandfathers do no wrong.  They can fix anything and know everything, at least in the eyes of their grandchildren.  I was certainly no exception.  My grandpas were as tough as nails and always pushed me to be the best…
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  • 5 May Moves for Muscles Before Memorial Day
    My 5 May Moves for getting the beach body before Memorial Day are here! Follow these steps with 5-10lb weights and you manage to sculpt your triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, upper back, lower back, glutes, inner thighs, calves, quads and abs!    …
    - 28 Apr 15, 8:25pm - - The Paycheck Chronicles - US Air Force News

  • newSecure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
    In today's connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patient…
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  • newThese are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force
    An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 199th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean, March 27, 2012. The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a va…
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  • newIraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants
    A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria. In a statement issued on Sunday, Brig.
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  • HISTORY, April 22: Federal agents take custody of 5-year-old Elian Gonzales in raid
    On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports. Congress authorized creation of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, also known as the "Rough Riders."
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  • Libyan air force kills dozens of terrorists near Misurata
    The Libyan air force killed and injured dozens of terrorists in Sdara area near the city of Misrata, some 200 km east of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the eastern-based army said on Saturday, Xinhua reported. "The air force carried out air str…
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  • Chinese Air Force goads Taiwan with Hokkien-language video
    China's air force has released a propaganda film dubbed into Hokkien, a language strongly identified with Taiwan's pro-independence movement, showing bomber aircraft which have been involved in flying patrols around the self-ruled island. China has b…
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  • Fatal Las Vegas crash in 1958 led to modern air safety system
    The wreckage of a United Airlines DC-7 smolders in the desert southwest of Las Vegas after a midair collision and crash that killed 49 people on April 21, 1958. Courtesy of Doug Scroggins The wreckage of a United Airlines DC-7 smolders in the desert…
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  • Lawmakers push for water cleanup at former Air Force base
    Three members of Congress are asking the U.S. Air Force to move faster on removing chemical contamination around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters and Rep. Dan Kildee made the reque…
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  • Air Force moving additional space personnel to Colorado base
    The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday the Joint Forces Space Command Component will move to Schriever Air Force Base about 20 miles east of downtown Colorado Springs. Schriever is already home to the 50th Space Wing, which operates several mil…
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  • Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates
    Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired Colonel is well accustomed to…
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  • What are the odds of a former fighter pilot being at the controls of your plane?
    The icy calm Navy veteran, who told air traffic control "we have part of the aircraft missing, so we're going to need to slow down a bit" while her plane limped along with an exploded engine and a blown-out window, comes from the last big generation…
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  • Air Force Thunderbirds resume flying after fatal crash
    U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilots have resumed practice flights two weeks after the death of a colleague during a training flight in Nevada. Aerial demonstration team spokeswoman Staff Sgt.
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  • When a US Air Force plane crashed in Hong Kong in 1961
    Mount Parker, where a United States Air Force plane crashed in 1961, killing all but one of the 16 passengers and crew on board. Photo: James Wendlinger "USAF Plane Crashes into Shaukiwan Hill," ran the headline in the South China Morning Post on Apr…
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  • Council votes in opposition to F-35 basing
    Another city council has voted against basing F-35 jets at the Air National Guard Base at the Vermont capital city's airport. Their vote follows Burlington City Council's approval of a resolution last month requesting the Air Force use an aircraft qu…
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  • Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults applauded by hometown
    Shults, maiden name Bonnell, graduated from Tularosa High School in 1979 and is remembered by classmates as a humble and kind woman. Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults applauded by hometown Shults, maiden name Bonnell, graduated from Tularosa High Scho…
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  • Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall
    President Donald Trump says a briefing he received on anti-drug trafficking efforts provided a "great education." Trump traveled to Key West, Florida, on Thursday for an update from the Joint Interagency Task Force South.
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  • Airmen fired, demoted over dinosaur puppet video
    The US Air Force is making it clear that dinosaur puppets have no place in its "time-honored" military traditions -- levying tough punishments against three members of the Tennessee Air National Guard involved in a viral video depicting a reenlistmen…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:35pm -

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Edwards AFB News

  • Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood
    Courtesy photograph The Bell Aircraft hangar at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in a scene from the movie Toward the Unknown. Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unkno…
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  • Edwards hosts head-start study for desert tortoises
    Courtesy photograph Pictured is a juvenile desert tortoise. Even with conservation efforts, desert tortoise numbers continue to decline. Edwards Environmental Management is partnering with San Diego Zoo Global and the United States Geological Survey…
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  • Helicopter lifts out old coolers, drops in new
    Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An S-61V Sikorsky helicopter lifts an old cooling unit off of Bldg. 1600 April 7 to be placed down at a parking lot nearby. Replacing 20-year-old cooling units on roofs can be a challenge given the large buildi…
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  • Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly
    Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Staff Sgt. Justin Aguilar, 412th Logistics Test Squadron, tows a hybrid flightline generator in front of a C-17 Globemaster III March 28. The generator, which runs mainly on batteries, was tested at Edwards t…
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  • Bringing B-52 future faster
    Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright A B-52 Stratofortress, designated for Operational Test by an “OT” tail flash, idles alongside another B-52 on the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2018. Before new equipment…
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  • AFOSI seeking quality Airmen for special agent duty
    The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is seeking highly qualified senior airmen, staff sergeant and technical sergeant applicants for special agent investigative duties at various, worldwide duty locations. If you are an E-4 (less than 6 year…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 8:44pm -
  • F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history
    DOD graphic The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patux…
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  • Shining a light on autism
    A regular part of wellness visits at the pediatrician’s office, particularly in infants and toddlers, is tracking the child’s development. When a child is not developing as expected, especially in communication or social skills, it raises the ped…
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  • Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers
    Air Force photograph Chief engineers with the Air Force Research Laboratory tour von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnel D during their annual Systems Engineering Program Management (SEPM) meeting. The SEPM was held at Arnold AFB for the first time…
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  • Feel better, function better with the ‘Spring Into Shape’ Challenge
    Learn how to feel and function better with Air Force Materiel Command’s Spring into Shape physical activity challenge. This challenge is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the workforce. Spring into Shape encourages…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:07pm -

LangleyAFB News - DailyPress

  • Notes and notables
    What's in a name?Here's a dispute that we never saw coming: Business relations between Japan and Virginia are apparently in peril because the state senate is considering a bill that would require public school textbooks to note that the Sea of Japa…
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  • Virginia to Pentagon: Keep 11 aircraft carriers
    Last summer, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel raised the prospect of mothballing three aircraft carriers as part of a broader strategy to cut military spending. In December, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office listed 28 ways to reduce the bud…
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  • Langley Air Force Base thrift shop to reopen
    The Langley Air Force Base Thrift Shop will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 4 at its new location in Community Commons, building 61, 74 Burrell Loop Road. The thrift shop, which also offers items on a consignment basis, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.,m. on…
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  • Hampton spends nearly $3 million for Langley base "clear zone"
    HAMPTON — The city has started buying properties just west of the Langley Air Force Base runway to protect people in the event an aircraft falls short of its intended target. Hampton has spent $3.36 million using state and city dollars to buy...
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  • Snow day in Hampton Roads
    A rare snow event that blanketed the region by Tuesday morning closed schools, city offices and some businesses; delayed services; and caused a slippery commute for those who had to travel. Crews across the region worked through the night Tuesday a…
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  • Budget includes money for Raptor fixes
    The new omnibus federal budget has millions of dollars for the Hampton Roads defense community, including money for Virginia-class submarines and construction projects at Joint Base Langley Eustis. Another line item is of particular interest to the…
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  • New report raises concerns on carrier Ford
    Last week, The Boston Globe reported that early tests on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford have raised concerns about key systems, including its ability to launch and recover aircraft. It cited an internal memo to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel fr…
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Bullseye - Nellis AFB News

  • Artificial intelligence proves beneficial for ISR data interpretation
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Chief Master Sgt. Stefan Blazier, command chief of the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, speaks to class through a video message duri…
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  • Thunderbirds host memorial service for Maj. Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno
    On April 11, the Thunderbirds commemorated the life of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, at a Thunderbird Memorial service at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Del Bagno died April 4 when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the…
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  • Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission
    Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Tech. Michael Babcock (left), 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structure planner, and daughter Aria enjoy a morning together during the Color Run held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13, 2018. The Color Run rai…
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  • 332nd ECS stays combat ready
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Krystal Wright Las Vegas native Airman 1st Class Branda Fanning (left) and Staff Sgt. Malcom Monroe (right), 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technicians, along with Tech.…
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  • Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .
    NELLIS Happenings Community Commons closures: Community Commons will be closed Saturdays throughout the month of April. Those dates include April 21 and 28. For more information, call 702-652-0967. Thrift store donations: The Nellis Area Spouses’ C…
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  • Weapons loaders compete in quarterly load crew competition
    Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airmen assigned to the 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform final checks on an F-15 Eagle fighter jet during a load crew competition at Nellis Air Forc…
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  • When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back
    Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Anthony LeClerec Nin Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Frank A. Batten II, command chief of Air Combat Command, sign up for the 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund. Gen Holmes…
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  • A-10 Thunderbolt accident investigation released
    Two A-10C’s collided over the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept 6, 2017, due to the unintentional failure to adhere to established altitude and deconfliction procedures, according to Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released…
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  • Hunter laid to rest after 50 years MIA
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Col. Richard Dickins, 4th Operations Group commander, salutes Col. Edgar Davis as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard transfers his remains April 6, 2018, Goldsboro, N.C. The funeral…
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  • Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – April 6, 2018
    Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Our community suffered a major blow this week with the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. S…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 4:01pm -

Thunderbolt - Luke AFB News

  • Day 1: Official Honor Guard trains local Airmen
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local Honor Guard Airmen stand at attention as they learn from instructors from the U.S. Air Force’s official Honor Guard team April 16, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the Air Force H…
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  • Human performance training facility continues to progress
    Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Initial Qualification Course student pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron perform a group exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2018. Luke medical professionals from the Human…
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  • Smoothie Bike
      Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in blending their own smoothie on a smoothie bike presented by the 56th Medical Group health promotions at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.…
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  • Luke hosts 2018 first quarter Load Crew Competition
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Makiah Green, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches guidance fins onto an inert air-to-air missile during the 2018 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition at Luk…
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  • RAAF Airmen learn logistics to develop F-35 program
    The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., opened their doors to the Royal Australian Air Force to shadow the Materiel Management and the Deployment and Distribution flights for a one-month immersion opportunity to gain the…
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  • Dental readiness
    Dental readiness is affects mission readiness. The Luke AFB dental clinic reminds you to brush, floss, and rinse!
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  • Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018
    Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a…
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  • Contracting exercise readies Airmen for emergencies
    The 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted an exercise in February to prepare their Airmen to deploy in support of any wartime or peacetime emergency. This year, the exercise trained Airmen on how to implement recovery eff…
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  • Andretti Autosport Visit
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier, 61st Fighter Squadron commander; and Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport racecar driver, walk through the entrance to the 61st FS operations building at Luke Air Force Base,…
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  • 56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building
    Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Construction helmets sit atop painted shovels before the start of the groundbreaking ceremony for the 56th Communications Squadron’s new facility at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28, 2018. The ne…
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Desert Lightning - Davis-Monthan

  • DM hometown April 18
    U.S. Air Force Airman Natalie Ramos-Romero graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies…
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  • Blanchard Golf Course to close
    Air Force photograph The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1. The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving ran…
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  • When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back
    Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Anthony LeClerec Nin Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Frank A. Batten II, command chief of Air Combat Command, sign up for the 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund. Gen Holmes…
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  • Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018
    Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salu…
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  • JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward
    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleanto…
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  • Technology helps overcome deployment challenges
    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. ­­— Military life is not easy. The men and women who serve in our armed forces protect our freedoms and way of life. They make tremendous sacrifices along with their families in service to our country. Service member…
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  • Hearts of strength
    She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor as she lay in a dark hospital room March 12, 2014, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and…
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  • Air Force, NATO work to address pilot shortage
    SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats. That was one of several topics discussed during the 75th…
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  • Airman rescues double amputee from flood receives medal
    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In total darkness, with temperatures in the high 30s and in the midst of a monstrous rainstorm, Tech. Sgt. Phillip Dyer waded into rapidly moving, chest-deep-and-rising waters to save a trapped flood victim on the verge…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • Desert Destinations: Grand Canyon National Park
    Visitors interact with various maps and documentation in the Yavapai Point Geology Museum in Grand Canyon National Park. The park offers a multitude of educational and historical opportunities for visitors to learn about Southwest heritage and cultur…
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