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  • Thunderbirds swear in Oklahoma enlistees

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilots swore in more than 20 high school graduates during the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House, Sept. 13. As for 18-year-old Altus native Thomas Farley, this could not have been any more perfect. Thomas wanted to be a Thunderbird pilot as a child, so to have the Thunderbirds swear him into the Air Force was a dream
  • Johnson becomes 33rd Air Force Recruiting Service commander

    Brig. Gen. James C. Johnson assumed command of the Air Force Recruiting Service in a ceremony here, Sept. 11. On the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Johnson reiterated the importance of the recruiting mission. "Recruiting and retaining exceptional Airmen is the cornerstone of our Air Force," Johnson said.He emphasized there are more
  • Columbus Airman recognized for 40 years of service

    Some Airmen serve honorably for four, six or all the way up to 20 years. One Airman at Columbus Air Force Base has served for 40 years, earning him the title of the most senior lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.Lt. Col. Douglas Jantzen, 14th Flying Training Wing Chief of Aircraft Maintenance, has served not only 28 years as an officer, but
  • Columbus celebrates heritage, future during AF Birthday celebration

    Columbus Air Force Base celebrated the 67th birthday of the Air Force Sept. 5 at the Mallory Hangar on Columbus AFB. The ball took place during Heritage week, which also celebrated the 14th Flying Training Wings Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 14-14 graduation and included a wing commander's reunion. The ball included a performance
  • Luke Thunderbolts save volts

    With resources dwindling and the earth's population growing, it has never been more important to save energy, fuel and other natural resources to save money, keep costs reasonable, and also ensure it lasts for generations to come."Luke is one of the biggest customers for Arizona Public Service, where the majority of our energy use comes from," said
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