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March 22, 2013

Commanders, spouses get ‘fresh’ eye of base

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Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs Luke Air Force Base commanders and spouses March 7 about the airfield during a commander’s tour of the air traffic control tower.
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Linda Mora, wife of Col. Victor Mora, 56th Maintenance Group commander, drives a jammer through cones with the help of Senior Airman Matthew Clark, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron apprentice, during a tour of the munitions area.
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56th Fighter Wing group and squadron commanders do a quick workout before firing a 9mm Berretta during a tour of the indoor firing range. Commanders got an overall perspective of the Luke mission from outside their squadrons during the tour.
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Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter, 607th Air Control Squadron commander, and his wife, Holly, attach fins to a GBU-25 during a tour of the munitions area.
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Lt. Col. Erin Cluff, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, participated in a 56th Security Forces squadron Military Working Dog demonstration during the tour.




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