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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted January 23, 2015 by

VH1 concert VH1 and sponsors supporting the event are hosting a Super Bowl Blitz concert featuring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX at 5 p.m. Jan. 30 in Hangar 999 as a “Thank you” to those who serve in the U.S. military. Members of the Luke community are invited and the concert is free. Service…

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Civilian answers AF call, gets dream job

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Kristina Inocencio, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer technician, measures the distance from the tree to the building Jan. 15 during survey training at Luke Air Force Base. One of Inocencio’s career field tasks is to map out the entire base and update the maps. There are many reasons why people join…

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Ahead of schedule …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Master Sgt. Thomas Hartley, right, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group depot structural maintenance chief and Staff Sgt. Joseph Kern, 309th AMG DSM craftsman, analyze blueprints to repair cracked canopy seal longerons in Hangar 914 Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Hartley is team leader for the seven-man depot team sent from Hill Air Force Base,…

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Heating up the asphalt …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The heat and exhaust of a launching F-16 Fighting Falcon creates a photo opportunity Jan. 8 on the runway at Luke Air Force Base. Luke’s mission is to train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots while deploying mission-ready warfighters.

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Divorce comes with heavy baggage

Posted January 23, 2015 by 1st Lt. JHEREMY PERKINS

Divorce, though a difficult chapter in many lives, happens. Divorce comes with both financial and emotional burdens for all involved. Once the decision is made, knowing what will come next can be helpful and comforting. In order to file for divorce in Arizona, one of the parties must reside in Arizona for 90 days. In…

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Test … testing … 1-2-3

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Airman 1st Class Brian Dirgo, 56th CMS avionics team member, demonstrates soldering procedures on an engine diagnostic unit.

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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. FREDRICK SCOTT

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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Aggressors on base

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer The 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, came to Luke Air Force Base last week for eight days of dissimilar air combat training to aid students from the 308th and 309th fighter squadrons with flight training and academics. Their expertise and specialized skills in replicating enemy aircraft tactics provided…

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Luke announces Pro Bowl, Super Bowl involvement

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

In celebration of the NFL’s Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events, Luke Air Force Base has teamed up with several organizations to plan the following events, highlighting the Air Force leading up to the Super Bowl Feb. 1. Jan. 21 NFL PLAY 60: Held at Luke Elementary School, NFL PLAY 60 is the NFL’s campaign…

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Are we mentoring our members to success?

Posted January 16, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. RICK STILES

The Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force approved the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment to be effective July 1, 2014. The ACA is not a change to the performance feedback program but a progression in the way we execute an overlooked opportunity to tell our subordinates what we expect…

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