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LAUSANNE KINDER
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Health & Safety

944th ASTS Airmen saves child

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LAUSANNE KINDER

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tech. Sgt. Jude Joseph, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician and eight-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, poses in front of the 944th ASTS building July 8. Joseph was the first officer to respond to a scene where two children were found at the bottom of a swimming pool July 2….

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Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer
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Local

Luke, APS solar array live

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Luke Air Force Base and Arizona Public Service partnered to install a solar array that will produce approximately enough energy to power 2,500 homes. Luke Air Force Base and Arizona Public Service partnered to install a solar array that will produce approximately enough energy to power 2,500 homes, benefiting the environment…

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Commentary

Leadership by walking around

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL DUNN

“…to learn and not to do is not to learn. To know and not to do is not to know.” ~ Stephen Covey “The Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons to Personal Change” Stephen Covey is speaking of action-action that can be a part of a leadership style known as “Leadership by Walking Around.”…

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Commentary

The gift of leadership

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. SAMUEL SIMIEN

Step back for a moment, and consider that you were given something that would make a difference to society. It’s a valuable possession that has the ability to set the tempo of work centers, units, communities and any environment encountered. The fact of the matter is all of us have the treasured gift of being…

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Air Force

White hot!

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

An F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fires in a hush house at Luke Air Force Base. Jet engines get tested in the hush house after undergoing heavy maintenance. These tests run jet engines through various speeds to ensure they are ready for reintegration back into the fleet.

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Air Force

Do legal paperwork: Reduce deployment prep stress

Posted July 10, 2015 by 1st Lt. LYUDMYLA CHUBA

Preparing for deployment can be an overwhelming endeavor. Service members have to juggle various administrative checklists, trainings and official documentation, while continuing to perform daily duties. In the whirlwind of deployment preparation, it becomes easy to push personal affairs to the backburner. However, attorneys and staff at the 56th FW Legal Office can assist you…

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Local

News Briefs July 10, 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by

56th FSS change of command Lt. Col. Todd Ladd will relinquish command of the 56th Force Support Squadron to Maj. Tonya Mack in a ceremony at 8 a.m. July 17 in Hangar 999. 56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in…

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Salutes & Awards

56th Fighter Wing

Posted July 10, 2015 by

New Top Dog in the 61st Senior Airman James Hensley Col. William Bailey, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Gette, incoming 61st Fighter Squadron commander, June 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Senior Airman James Hensley Col. Maureen Charles, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon June 29 to Lt….

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Senior Airman 
JAMES HENSLEY
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Health & Safety

Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY During the summer, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach in excess of 140 degrees and can be extremely hazardous to a child, pet or elderly person left in a vehicle even for a few minutes. The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it…

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Air Force

Make transition from active duty smooth

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Whether getting out of the military due to the end of obligated service, retirement, cut-backs, or because the military just isn’t for them, there are many ways one can prepare and make a smooth transition out of the military. “The first thing I’d recommend is make a list of the pros and cons of active-duty…

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