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Veterans

DAR honors retiree

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Smith, 56th MSG superintendent, presents Theodore Meyer with a certificate granted to him by the National Society of the Daughters of American Revolution May 7 at Luke Air Force Base to honor his 20 years of military service….

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Local

Air Show returning March 19-20, 2016

Posted May 8, 2015 by 56th FWPA

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Luke’s newest jet, the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, on March 16, 2014, during the Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing will host an air show March 19 and 20, 2016. The…

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PEDRO MOTA
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Air Force

Marksmen have eyes that go the distance

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Brady Craddock, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, zeros the scope of a Barrett M107 April 27 at Luke Air Force Base. The advanced designated marksmen at Luke have the role of surveying the area for potential danger for high-profile visits such as Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Air…

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Commentary

Practice ‘essence’ of leadership

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. JOHN BENNETT

Every day, everyone in the Air Force at all ranks has a chance to be a leader. We know leaders are involved with people and show a sincere interest in their problems and welfare. We also know as a leader it’s important to be accountable for your actions. However, I see the essence of leadership…

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Influence others to aid, support mission

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. MICHAEL CARMINE

Leadership … it’s a word we hear almost every day in the Air Force. It’s the backbone of our military structure and way of life. It’s how we better ourselves as we progress through ranks and responsibility. It’s how we motivate our peers and subordinates to be better Airmen. What does being a good leader…

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Senior Airman 
DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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Air Force

FSS member receives next-of-kin gold pin

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, pins a Gold Star Next of Kin lapel button onto Kristina Rightweiser, 56th Force Support Squadron human resources assistant, April 29 during the MSG commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base. The lapel pin is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress…

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News Briefs May 8, 2015

Posted May 8, 2015 by

62nd FS stand up The 62nd Fighter Squadron will stand up in a ceremony at 8:02 a.m. June 5 in Hangar 999. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana will assume command. The squadron will fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Mother’s Day brunch Club Five Six is offering a Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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World

Remembering victims, rescuers of Holocaust

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Chaplain (1st Lt.) John Skelton, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, and volunteers built the hiding place exhibit based on a description of the house in Amsterdam writer Anne Frank and her family lived in during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Remembering the good and the bad throughout history can help shape the…

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U.S.

May 11-15: National Police Week Recognizes law enforcers who paid it all

Posted May 8, 2015 by 56th SFS

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls on as National Police Week. The memorial service began in 1982 at Senate Park in Washington D.C., with a gathering of about 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. There are more than 20,000 officer’s names…

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MARCY COPELAND
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U.S.

Engines rev with Glendale PD

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Brian France, Glendale Police Department special operations traffic unit, instructs a rider on proper maneuver safety April 24 at Luke Air Force Base. Glendale PD came to Luke to teach motorcycle safety and will potentially hold another class this fall. The Glendale Police Department visited Luke Air Force Base April 24…

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