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February 8, 2013

Sports Shorts – February 8, 2013

Wallyballers get air time

 
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Michael Imholte, 56th FSS, spikes the ball over the net in the second wallyball game. Imholte’s hit scored a point for FSS.
 
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Caitlin Williams, 56th Force Support Squadron, hits the ball to a teammate during the second wallyball game against 56th MOS. MOS defeated the FSS 25-21 during the second game.
 
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Angela White, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, hits the ball over the net Jan. 29 during the first wallyball game against the 56th Force Support Squadron team at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center racquetball court. MOS won the first game 25-18.

Bodybuilding, figure, bikini competition

The 56th FSS Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a men’s bodybuilding competition and a women’s physique, figure and bikini competition 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16. Weigh-ins are 11 a.m. The cost is $40 per military member, $50 per nonmilitary and $20 per second weight division entry. Spectator admission is $3 for the day show and $7 for the evening show. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

President’s Day golf tournament

A President’s Day golf tournament is 8 a.m. Feb. 18 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.

Chinese New Year bowling

Thunderbolt Lanes offers bowling specials all day long at the Chinese New Year bowling event Saturday. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

Youth center sports

The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is offering a co-ed youth winter basketball camp instructed by Bridget Pettis, Phoenix Mercury assistant coach and retired WNBA player. This is for youth program members, ages 9 to 14 and is $20 per person. The time is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.




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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, shoots a jump shot during a game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at the Bryant Fitness Center. Paul is finishing out his Air Force commitme...
 
 
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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron recently shaved their heads to support a deceased officer’s son who is battling with cancer. Second Lt. Dave Mitchell, former 62nd FS pilot, lost his life dur...
 
 

Three steps to avoid ‘toxic leadership’

Toxic leadership. Sadly, this term has recently become vogue in the lexicon of the Defense Department to describe leaders possessing unfavorable leadership characteristics and whose actions eventually rot an organization from the inside out. Examples of these leaders drape across the weekly headlines and sound bites of newspapers, radio and television. “Leaders” who become drunk...
 

 

Personal improvement, goal setting all part of leadership

In preparation for the changes in regard to officer and enlisted performance reports, and force management issues, it is important to reflect on personal improvement and goal setting. This topic is close to my heart and revolves around leadership. As officers, leaders and mentors, we can all benefit from refreshing our vigilance and attention to...
 
 
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Instructor pilot selected as Olmsted scholar

Courtesy photo Capt. Daniel Wynn, 56th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander, prepares to refuel in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a combat mission over Afghanistan in August 2011. For many U.S. military membe...
 
 

News Briefs April 11, 2013

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct a natural disaster exercise today, which will include military, local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. Those traveling on base should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting individuals with...
 




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