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MARCY COPELAND
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Engines rev with Glendale PD

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Brian France, Glendale Police Department special operations traffic unit, instructs a rider on proper maneuver safety April 24 at Luke Air Force Base. Glendale PD came to Luke to teach motorcycle safety and will potentially hold another class this fall. The Glendale Police Department visited Luke Air Force Base April 24…

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Health & Safety

What motorcyclists and passenger vehicle drivers should know

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Helmets: Even if you drive in a state that does not require the use of a helmet, it is recommended to wear one. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, an additional 781 lives could have been saved. Licensing issues: 24 percent of motorcycle…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Luke 1 brings home flagship

Posted May 1, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arrival coincides with the start of Luke F-35 student pilot training, which begins Monday. Luke now has 20 U.S. F-35s and…

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Every Airman has a voice

Posted May 1, 2015 by Master Sgt. GARY LILLEY

While Gen. Mark Welsh III was here at Luke Air Force Base, he discussed the importance of listening to your young Airmen, and making sure they feel empowered to have open dialogue and share ideas within their chain of command. As the NCO in charge of my section, I took General Welsh’s words to heart…

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Off-base activities build your CAF

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

The Critical Days of Summer draw near. I know that in our shop this kicks off a slew of safety briefings about how to minimize the chance of injuries and stay out of danger. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from going out and exploring the Valley of the Sun. Luke is an amazing base because…

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Love thy feet

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by

BMGR IEC convenes The Intergovernmental Executive Committee for the Barry M. Goldwater Range will convene at 5:30 p.m. May 13 in Cabela’s Conference Room at 9380 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The IEC meets three times per year to facilitate the exchange of views, information and advice relating to the Air Force and Marine Corps’ management…

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Health & Safety

Trainee breaks 90 percent, never looks back

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

“Lee, get off my track!” the instructor yelled. The time clock showed that 21 minutes had passed. Everyone in my flight was finished with the mile-and-a-half run except me. I didn’t finish. Before that we had been mock tested on the sit-up and pushup portion of the test. I performed six sit-ups and zero pushups…

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Marine Corps pit

Posted May 1, 2015 by timchisham

Airman Pedro Mota Marine Cpl. Dereck Rascon and Sgt. David Edwards, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, grapple at the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program pit in their building on Luke Air Force Base.

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First Australian F-35 pilot completes training

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Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilot, completes his final training mission April 23 after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Jackson made history as the first Australian pilot to fly in the F-35A. The fifth-generation aircraft will meet Australia’s future air combat and strike needs,…

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