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Diverse organization offers many lessons

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maj. RON SLOMA

Luke Air Force Base has a rich history of training partner nation’s Airmen and continues to maintain this legacy today. Since World War II, we at Luke have been an example of how to effectively absorb differing cultures and create an environment conducive for the visiting airmen to learn the art of aerial warfare. As…

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Mentorship: Important at all levels

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. KATHERINE MAHANA

I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels. Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us…

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GRACE LEE
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Arizona heat hard on vehicle

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Don Harris, Luke Air Force Base Auto Hobby Shop manager, raises a vehicle using a vehicle lift at the auto hobby shop. The shop offers full-service auto repair, as well as do-it-yourself assistance. It’s that time of year again when most Arizona vehicle owners put up their sunshades to protect their vehicle’s…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Munitions storage closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage area will be closed Sept. 11 through 18 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Normal operations will resume Sept. 19. For more information, call Tech….

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Attitude guides Airman in tough situations

Posted August 7, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Ryan Holland, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering tech, surveys land, produces floor plans using AutoCAD, and maintains data consisting of infrastructure, pavements, and utilities for Luke Air Force Base. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.” ~ Wade Boggs, Hall of Fame athlete Like…

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Health & Safety

Keep motorcycle riding fun – keep it safe

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Daniel Keum, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician and Luke motorcycle safety instructor, demonstrates cornering July 28 at the Luke Air Force Base motorcycle riding range. Practicing proper cornering can help with negotiating real-life turns and helps keep the rider safe. Many motorcyclists dream of riding during…

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Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile
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Pleus inspires new aviators, displays F-35s

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Columbus Air Force Base’s newest pilots July 24 in the Kaye Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Pleus returned to Columbus AFB in an F-35 Lightning II to display the new aircraft to young aviators. He graduated from Columbus…

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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Salutes & Awards

Gillespie Loop: Honors Airman who made ultimate sacrifice

Posted July 31, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. JOSEPH SWAFFORD

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The men and women of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing came together for a road dedication ceremony to honor Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, a fallen Airman who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie was a career fuels specialist who died July 9, 2007, from wounds sustained during small…

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Who’s afraid of a little blood?

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. TALISHA VIRGES

I have been in the Air Force for 22 years and have been a medical laboratory technician since the beginning of my career. The medical or clinical laboratory is where specimens are tested to provide information to medical providers who directly assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in patients. After graduating basic…

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