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SARC receive annual training

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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Pronghorn home on range

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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Reserve IPs support F-35 mission

Senior Airman Grace Lee Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, left, and Maj. Eric Puels, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pilots, stand in front of an F-35 Lightning II on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Air Force Reserve pilots at Luke are contributing to Luke’s mission by teaching future F-35 pilots how to fly, fight and…

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Airmen bring economic opportunity to Afghan women: T-bolt receives AETC public service award

Courtesy photo The idea for the nonprofit came from Capt. Jon Hudgins after he received a Christmas card from home with a picture in which he saw almost every woman wearing a scarf. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” ~ John F. Kennedy War is a destructive…

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Prevent storm water pollution during monsoon

Courtesy photo The storm drain inlet gates at the POL yard remain closed to prevent potentially contaminated storm runoff from entering the storm sewer system. Heavy winds, thunder, lightning, dust and intense, local rainfall define the Arizona monsoon. The seasonal rainfall supports the unique desert ecology of our area. In the developed parts of our…


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SARC receive annual training

Posted  August 28, 2015

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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This week in history

Posted  August 28, 2015

1990: Operation Desert Shield Twenty-five years ago, Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi military to invade Kuwait. He wanted to annex what he called Iraq’s 19th Province. The country of Kuwait was Iraq’s small neighbor on the Persian Gulf. President George H.W. Bush reacted by sending the military to the gulf. With that action, he announced,…

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Pronghorn home on range

Posted  August 28, 2015

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  August 28, 2015

Courtesy graphic Powering growth, influence, this year’s theme National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and recognizes Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. This year’s theme is “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” The NHHM is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and…

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Fly Over: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Banjo Kazooie’

Posted  August 28, 2015

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The much anticipated premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead” airs Sunday, giving new life to fans of “The Walking Dead.” The prequel was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson who gave us “The Walking Dead.” Featured as a pilot series and set in Los Angeles, six episodes in total will…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 28, 2015

“I have $1.50 in my pocket. All other monies are ear-marked for other obligations.” That’s a line from my personal journal dated Jan. 10, 1997. I’ve kept a journal for my entire adult life. It helps my nostalgic nature be able to look back and remember where I’ve been. So here’s a snap-shot of where…

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Top Hats graduate 15 into CAF

Posted  August 28, 2015

Courtesy photo The Tophats graduated 15 pilots today. They are from left: 1st Lts. Jake Impellizzeri, Trevor Kilroy, John Burns, Michael O’Donnell, Corydon Butler, John Iselin and Brendan Zubrod, Capt. Robert Barlow, 1st Lts. Thomas Hainline, Bryan Rivera, Kenneth Durbin, David Gill, Cody Main and David Takahashi, and Capt. Addison Harding. Their hometowns and follow-on…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 28, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 17 through 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 18 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government vehicle and fixed object adjacent to…

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Shopping Exchange pays Q-O-L dividends

Posted  August 28, 2015

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Luke Air Force Base generated $522,974 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including Club Five Six, Bryant Fitness…

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Sports Shorts – August 28, 2014

Posted  August 28, 2015

607th ACS takes it all in bball Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Toreo Seay, AAFES point guard, goes through a defender during the intramural basketball championship GAME against 607th Air Control Squadron Aug. 20 at Luke Air Force Base. ACS defeated AAFES 49-46. The 607th Aircraft Maintenance…

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