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April 26, 2013

Sports Shorts – April 26, 2013

Golfers get primer on basics
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Ed Wieczkiewicz, lead golf instructor, coaches Hee Lee, 56th Fighter Wing legal office, the proper way to hold a golf club during the Link Up 2 Golf event.
 
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Participants take turns hitting golf balls during the Link Up 2 Golf event April 16 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base. The event featured more than eight hours of instruction including all aspects of the golf swing and short game. The next Link Up 2 Golf event will be May 7 through 10 and includes free use of rental clubs and range balls.
 
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Golf bags sit as Luke participants practice teeing off during the Link Up 2 Golf event.

Ladies night out

Ladies Night Out is bowling, pizza and pampering 8 p.m. to midnight May 17 at Thunderbolt Lanes. The cost is $15 if paid by May 12 or $20 at the door and includes bowling, shoe rental, DJ Que, prize drawings and more. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

Thursday night bowling

Bowl 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays May 16 through Aug. 29 to win prizes at Thunderbolt Lanes in the wheel of fortune promotion. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

Peach basket classic

The Peach Basket Classic basketball tournament is May 17 through 19 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Register and pay fees by May 3. MVP, first and second place, individual, and team trophies will be presented. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Memorial Day golf tourney

The Memorial Day Tournament is 7:30 a.m. shotgun start May 27 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The format is four-person scramble and prizes will be awarded. The cost is $30 per club member, $35 per nonmember and $40 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. For more information, call (623) 535-9334.

Fight night

The UFC Fight Night is May 25 at Club Five Six. Doors open at 5 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.




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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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