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October: Domestic Violence Prevention Month Any cruelty harmful to family

Posted October 3, 2014 by JIM YANG-HELLEWELL

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Shakespeare October in the Valley of the Sun is a time for outdoor barbecues and football tailgating parties. But October is also Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Domestic violence is one of those topics not often raised at those barbecues and tailgating parties. Yet,…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Program promotes ‘Street Smart’ resiliency

Posted October 3, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Ralph Jimenez, Stay Alive From Education instructor, reviews the steps to be taken following an accident during a Street Smart Resiliency briefing Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. He explained how first responders prepare trauma victims for transport including how to restrain the victim, how to treat injuries, and what instruments…

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Senior Airman Grace Lee
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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….

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Commentary

You are what you eat

Posted September 19, 2014 by Lt. Col. CAROL MILLER

“You are what you eat.” This is a generic statement or a notion. It implies that if you eat healthy, you will be healthy. But how true is this in the world today? What we eat, drink, wear, drive and buy is often an attempt to construct a social identity. It lets others know who…

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Knowledge equals power

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman JEFFREY MAKI

The phrase “knowledge is power” is said to originate from Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. Personally, I remember learning the phrase from the old television show “School House Rock” theme song. The key idea behind the phrase is the more knowledge you accumulate, the more “power” you will have. Here is a simple breakdown: knowledge…

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MARCY COPELAND
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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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News Briefs September 19, 2014

Posted September 19, 2014 by

CFC kick-off The 56th Fighter Wing Combined Federal Campaign kick-off charity fair is 9 a.m. Monday in Bldg. 1130 auditorium. Learn about the 2014 campaign ‘Serving Our Country. Supporting Our Community.’ and visit with local charities. For more information, call Maj. Jennifer Preyer-Bonton at 623-856-7144. Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month began Monday and…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Airman 1st Class Moriah Ruth 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Information management Hometown: Oak Grove, Missouri Years in service: Two Family: Parents, Kenneth and Marie Ruth; sisters, Angie Curd and Robin Gomez, brother, Wesley Goals: Get a master’s degree in information management or technology, start a family, have financial freedom Famous last words: “I’ll be fine.”…

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Helping people goal of CPTS Airman

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, left, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, holds “trumpet in flight” at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Giles now helps new Airmen in-process to Luke Air Force Base as a finance technical advisor. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the…

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