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MARCY COPELAND
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NCOPEC bridges gap

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistant advisor, asks questions during the NCO Professional Education Course May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The NCOPEC course is held quarterly to help NCOs refresh and further develop as leaders. Luke Air Force Base recently held its quarterly, NCO Professional Enhancement…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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56th FW has new mission

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, left, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, right, lithograph artist, present the new 56th Fighter Wing lithograph May 21 during the 56th FW change of mission ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. The change is historical for Luke as the wing’s mission statement last changed 25…

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Develop your replacement

Posted May 29, 2015 by Lt. Col. CHARLES JONES

Although it might be a hard pill to swallow in today’s self-esteem charged, participation-trophy society, we are all replaceable. I often say of the Air Force’s perpetual personnel moves, we are all transitional employees so we should subscribe to the “hit by a bus” theory of leadership development. In other words, if you don’t show…

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Balance

Posted May 29, 2015 by Master Sgt. STEVE RADNOR

It is obvious, since the beginning of time, society in general has become more and more advanced. Today’s Air Force is absolutely no exception. As Airmen our mission is simple — to fly, fight and win. However, when we look at the essence of what each one of us do in the Air Force, that…

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Senior Airman James Hensley
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A mother’s right …

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Marcy Copeland, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, closes a curtain to the nursing room May 13 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Luke Air Force Base. The CDC offers a nursing room for mothers who choose to breast-feed during work hours. Becoming a new…

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News Briefs May 29, 2015

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiting Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. The event is open to all military and civilian service members…

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Salutes & Awards

35 senior airmen graduate ALS

Posted May 29, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen May 14 from class 15-4. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Noah Bolton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jared Clark, 56th OSS; Jacob Gagnon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Rodney Yolangco, 56th OSS Commandant’s Award: Jared Clark, 56th OSS Academic Achievement…

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YC offers summer camp, youth, teen programs

Posted May 29, 2015 by Sheryl Bush

School’s out for summer. The Luke Air Force Base Youth Programs and School-Age Program invites Luke members to register their children and youth, ages 6 to 18, in a variety of week-long YP summer camps, and/or the all-day SAP Summer Fun Camp for grades 1 through 6. The camps are safe, affordable and offer fun-in-learning…

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Snakes on trains, planes, automobiles? Not likely

Posted May 29, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Courtesy photo of the U.S. Geological Survey The DeSchauensee anaconda pictured here is listed as injurious wildlife under federal law. Did you know that the reticulated python, the green anaconda, the DeSchauensee anaconda and the Beni anaconda are the most recent reptiles to be listed as injurious wildlife under federal law? So what does this…

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Airman PEDRO MOTA
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Thunderbolts venture to El Salvador

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Airman PEDRO MOTA Medical technicians from the 56th Medical Support Squadron gather personal gear May 22 outside the 56th Medical Group building at Luke Air Force Base as they prepare to leave on a 15-day humanitarian mission to El Salvador. A team of Luke Air Force Base Airmen departed May 22 on a training mission…

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