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May 10, 2013

Sports Shorts – May 10, 2013

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Benjamin McCloud, 607th ACS radio frequencies transmissions systems journeyman, serves the ball to the 944th MDSS team. The 607th ACS won the second game forcing a third and final game with the 944th MDSS.
 
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Sandra Montoya, 944th Medical Support Squadron knowledge operations, volleys a serve from the 607th Air Control Squadron April 30 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. The 944th MDS team went on to win the match with a best two out of three games.
 
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Tim Schonfeld, 607th ACS radio frequencies transmissions systems journeyman, serves to 944th MDSS opponents during one of three games.
 
Ladies Night Out

Thunderbolt Lanes will host a ladies night out 8 p.m. to midnight May 17. The cost is $15 per person paid in advance by Sunday or $20 at the door. This fee includes shoe rental, bowling, pizza and pampering. DJ Que, henna artist and prize drawings are part of the fun. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

Silver Wings Pool

Silver Wings Pool will be closed for 2013. As an alternative, consider using the Northwest Valley YMCA pool near the intersection ofLitchfield and Thomas roads or Surprise Aquatics Center on N. Bullard Avenue. For more information, call Luke Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation at (623) 856-6267.

Family 5k fun run

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a family 5k fun run at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters building. Awards will be presented to the first through third-place male and female competitors. There will medals for children. Refreshments and snacks are included. For more information, call (623) 856-6421.

Power lifting competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is hosting a power lifting competition at 10 a.m. May 17. Sign-in is 9 to 9:45 a.m. The events include squat, deadlift and bench press in men’s and women’s categories. First through third-place will be awarded in each weight class and lifting division. For more information, call (623) 856-6421.




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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

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Three steps to avoid ‘toxic leadership’

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Personal improvement, goal setting all part of leadership

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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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