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  • More than just a pilot in the sky

    Over the past year, the 69th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has sent 22 pilots on contingency deployments throughout the world. The U.S. Air Force Reserve unit's primary mission is to train combat ready F-16 pilots, but in addition to this role, its pilots regularly deploy in the

  • Airmen win honors at worldwide talent search

    Air Force entertainment officials selected the top 12 entertainers from 90 Airmen who participated in the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search here Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The annual competition allows Airmen to showcase their singing, instrumental, dance and specialty

  • Air Force Reserves Fighter Pilot: Family man, Good Samaritan

    Where might you find three possible generations of Air Force men, and a future American Idol winner? Look no further than Lt. Col. Robert Swortzel's household in about 14 to 15 years or so. Colonel Swortzel, an instructor pilot with the 301st Fighter Squadron, said his father was an Air Force man.