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Recognizing issue key to resiliency

Posted March 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MARIA ABELLO

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” ~ Vince Lombardi Whether it is a financial issue, family or significant-other problem or difficulties at work, everyone goes through some sort of struggle throughout their Air Force career. Each day we are tasked with important jobs and duties to ensure that…

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Enhancement seminar held for Focus 56 NCOs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Master Sgt. Timothy Ogan, 56th Security Forces Squadron operation superintendent, gives a promotion seminar Feb. 27 on Luke Air Force Base. The Focus 56 NCO Enhancement Seminar was held to give staff and technical sergeants an opportunity to learn about the new promotion system for the senior NCO promotion cycle. As the Air Force grows…

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News Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Commissioning briefing The next monthly commissioning briefing conducted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the education center, Bldg. 1150, Room 3125. The Air Force Detachment Admissions Officer will be in attendance and available to answer questions for those wishing to separate from active duty and become…

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Salutes and Awards

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Ceremony recognizes top tier Five chief selects stand in front of the No. 1 table at the chief recognition ceremony Feb. 28 at Club Five Six. The newest chief master sergeants had 56 seconds to address the chiefs’ mess, their families and friends. Airman 1st Class Brian Dirgo, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics team member,…

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Knights of Heroes

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Courtesy photo The Knights of Heroes Foundation is a non-profit foundation that matches mentors with children who have lost a parent during combat operations. Inspired by the passing of Maj. Troy Lee Gilbert, the Knights of Heroes Foundation hosts a camping trip to Colorado where children who have lost parents in combat can come and…

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Getting a little help …

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Jim Tieszen Senior Airman Nicholas Gardner, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, communicates with an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot March 5 at the North End of Runway as Senior Airman Gerald Casteel, 309th AMU weapons load crew member, de-arms the jet prior to sending it back to its squadron to park. The de-arming…

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St. Patrick’s Day: time for celebration, safety

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

People all around the world will be celebrating Tuesday the life and contributions of the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, the day is celebrated on the day of his death. The day not only celebrates St. Patrick, but the culture of Ireland. In the U.S., the…

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Trip reduction not just silly survey

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th Civil Engineer Squadron and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

It is time for Luke to conduct the annual trip reduction survey. The Trip Reduction Program began in the late 1980s as part of the State of Arizona’s response to a court ruling requiring greater efforts to reduce air pollution. One outcome was a statute that went into effect focusing on employers and schools. The…

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Construction enterprise ongoing

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Some of the base upgrades and new facilities have a direct connection to the arrival of the F-35 Lightening ll joint strike fighter and Luke’s transition to training F-35 pilots. X marks the spot of one of two 10,012-foot runways currently undergoing renovations. Two-hundred-and-twenty feet of asphalt are being scraped up, tossed in…

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There’s no ‘I’ in team

Posted March 6, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. TOMMY BELCHER

Have you ever heard anyone utter the statement, “there is no ‘I’ in team,” only to be followed by the usual comeback, “There is no ‘we’ either?” In either instance, the person making the statement is correct from a literal standpoint. That being said, consider this: there is not an “I” in teamwork but you…

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