June 15, 2012

Sports Shorts June 15, 2012

UFC Fight Night

Doors open for the UFC Fight Night at 5:30 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. June 23 at Club Five Six live on pay-per-view. Admission is free. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.


Swim meet

Sign up for the Luke Air Force Base summer swim meet at 7 a.m. June 29 at the Silver Wings Pool. The meet starts at 7:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st through 3rd-place male and female winners in each event, and a team trophy. Events include the 50-meter butterfly, 50-m breaststroke, 200-m medley relay and 500-m freestyle. Register by June 25 at the fitness center. For more information, call Brent Cornett at (623) 856-6241.


Tom Kuyper B-ball camp

Youth, ages 8 to 14, learn fundamental basketball skills from Coach Tom Kuyper during a camp 1 to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 at the youth center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.


Start Smart

Start Smart, a developmentally appropriate all sports introductory program is for children, ages 3 to 5, working one-on-one with a parent for six consecutive weeks starting June 26. The cost is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt and manual. For more information, call (623) 856-7470. 

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Airfield management gets call when in-flight, ground emergencies occur

Senior Airman Kory Hitchens, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management Operations shift lead, picks up the primary crash phone July 25 at the Luke Air Force Base operations building. The phone rings whenever there is...

CMSGT of AF talks technology

Chief Master Sgt. James Roy WASHINGTON — The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you — our outstanding Airmen — ...

Integrity first

Editors note: This section highlights the perspectives of Airmen from professional organizations on base.   A famous quote by Stephen Covey, author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” reads “Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth; in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is keeping promises and fulfilling...

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MDG adopts Thompson Ranch Elementary

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ovendalin Brown, 56th Medical Support Squadron education and training NCO-in-charge, demonstrates chest compressions May 3 for Thompson Ranch Elementary School students during a tour of the 56th Medica...

News Briefs – July 27, 2012

62nd FS change of command Lt. Col. Brian Jackson, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 in Hangar 1022.   MSG commander’s call The 56th Mission Support Group will hold a commander’s call 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the base theater. As a result,...

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 27, 2012

Airman 1st Class David Owsianka 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Public Affairs Specialist Hometown: Bradenton, Fla. Years in service: Two Family: Mom, dad, two brothers, two nephews and a niece Education: 19 credits away from ...


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