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Salutes & Awards

Present arms!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Daniel “Nanoo” Mayer, pilot for a day, salutes in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 24 at the 310th Fighter Squadron. The pilot for a day program focuses on children who have serious or chronic conditions and invites them to be a part of a flying squadron for a day. Mayer was diagnosed with…

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New Luke unit to stand up in Oregon

Posted October 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle flies over the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. In an effort to meet Air Force demands for F-15C Eagle pilots, a new Luke Air Force Base detachment will stand up at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. The 56th Operations Group Detachment…

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Health & Safety

Airman smoke free for two years

Posted October 31, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There’s a killer on the loose — tobacco. It entices many each day. More than 3,200 people smoke their first cigarette under the age of 18 each day, and about 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers, according to BeTobaccoFree.gov. Tobacco also prematurely kills more than 10 times as many U.S. citizens than all…

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Moving Wall Memorial stirs memories, emotions

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Airman JENNA SARVINSKI

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Pat McDermott, a member of the Blue Blazer squadron composed of prior 56th Fighter Wing honorary commanders, sings the national anthem Oct. 3 as Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, salutes during “The Vietnam War Moving Wall Memorial” opening ceremony in Goodyear. Luke AFB’s Honor Guard presented the colors. Inscribed…

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Commentary

Context matters, sets stage for clarifying meaning

Posted October 10, 2014 by Lt. Col. LAUREN BYRD

The old adage is true — having children will change your entire life in ways you never imagined possible. Last year, my husband and I had our first child and overnight became two completely different people with a different set of priorities. My perspective on life, my career and my leadership style changed in a…

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What does it mean to be a leader?

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. RONALD TANN Jr.

Leader — One who rules or guides or inspires others. ~Webster’s Dictionary I agree partly with this definition that a leader guides and inspires, but I don’t believe a person needs to rule their personnel to lead. Additionally, I know a leader is much more. People in leadership positions must be confident in themselves and…

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New Knowledge Management Cell helps save Airmen time, money

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Brian Gosha, 56th Communications Squadron SharePoint owner, briefs Airmen Sept. 30 on what they will learn in the Knowledge Management Cell at Luke Air Force Base. The training educated Luke Airmen on the information technology available to them. In today’s Air Force computers and the programs available on them are essential…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Haunted house The 56th Mission Support Group is featuring Operation: Haunted Block House 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Bldg. 1150 for the Luke community. A costume contest is 7:30 p.m. Trick or treating and carnival booths are on the first and second floors and the haunted hallway is on the third floor. Volunteers…

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Salutes & Awards

Luke announces Nurse Transition Program graduates

Posted October 10, 2014 by

The Nurse Transition Program is a nine-week course designed to transition a novice Air Force nurse into the roles of an independent Air Force practitioner and officer by providing a strong foundation of skills, clinical experiences, and professional nursing activities. Scottsdale Healthcare is one of just four Center of Excellence NTP sites training more than…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted October 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

This week’s Thunderbolt of the Week goes to an end-of-year team made up of members from multiple squadrons at Luke Air Force Base. Together they awarded more than $50 million enabling 110 mission critical and essential requirements for Luke, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and Gila Bend. FROM LEFT: First row, Capt. James Vicchairelli, 56th Fighter…

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