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April 18, 2014

Sports Shorts – April 18, 2014

Army knocks 56th CS out of tournament

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Dean Perry, 56th Communications Squadron official mail manager, dodges a defender from the Phoenix Army Recruiting Battalion during the double-elimination tournament April 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Despite their best efforts, the CS team lost 49-59, ending their run in the tournament.

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Andre Lanns, Phoenix Army Recruiting Battalion team member, shoots a jump shot during the game against the 56th Communications Squadron basketball team.

Police Week golf tourney

The 56th Security Forces Squadron is featuring a National Police Week Golf Tournament May 16 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. For more information, call 623-856-7069.

AFA golf tournament

The 15th Annual Air Force Association Benefit Golf Tournament is 7:30 a.m. May 2 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $45 per activity-duty military member and $65 for others, and includes green fees, cart, range balls, door prizes and awards luncheon. Sign-in is 6:30 a.m. For more information or to preregister, call Harry Bailey at 623-846-7483.

Bodybuilder competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is holding a men’s bodybuilding and physique, and women’s physique, figure and bikini competition Aug. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base theater. Weigh-in will be at 11 a.m., preliminary round will be at 1 p.m. and the competition will be at 5 p.m. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Trampoline outing

Hearts Apart, a program for families with deployed or remotely assigned military members, is featuring a trampoline experience noon to 1:30 p.m. April 26 at Sky Zone, 9040 W. Larkspur in Peoria. Sponsored by American Legion Post 62, pizza and beverages are free. For more information or to RSVP by April 18, call 623-856-6550.




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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

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The gift of leadership

Gen. Mark Welsh III may have said it best, “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” As the people of this nation give their children up to serve in the armed forces we as leaders need to be ready to lead them as they are...
 
 

Have faith in Air Force system

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Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

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Birth of a flagship

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility just before its first flight March 31. This jet is one of several Lightning IIs destined for Luke Air Force Base in the near future after flight testing. Tail number 5056 is scheduled to be the 56th Fighter...
 
 

News Briefs April 24, 2015

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