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Forgetting past leads to repeating it

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm was initiated by the U.S. to liberate Kuwait from the forces of Saddam Hussein, the Iraq dictator. Leading up to this event, Hussein had invaded the country of Kuwait Aug. 2, 1990. He targeted Kuwait due to its extensive supply of oil and his belief that Kuwait was…

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Airman hangout moves temporarily

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Luke Airmen and volunteers help move furniture to Bldg. 636 Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Oasis is temporarily moving until their old building is renovated. The Oasis will continue to serve homemade dinners on Fridays and Saturdays for Airmen living in the dorms. The Oasis on Luke Air Force…

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News Briefs February 13, 2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by

DADS 101 DADS 101 helps men become comfortable in their new role as father. The class is 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. For more information or to sign up, call 623-856-3417. Career courses The Luke Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center is offering two career…

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Salutes and Awards

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega FROM LEFT: The 944th Fighter Wing 2014 winners are Senior Master Sgt. Chin Cox, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Majs. Bryan Dalton and Eric Puels, 69th Fighter Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. David Merris, 944th Force Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Jovita Holguin, 47th Fighter Squadron, Staff Sgt. David Hainley, 924th Operations Support Flight,…

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Biggest Loser competition about to begin

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Obesity — more than 78.6 million U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only is it to blame for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, it is costly to the U.S. and those who suffer from it. To help fight the bulge, the Luke…

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VH1 brings Super Bowl concert to Luke

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airman Pedro Mota Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts gather around the stage to watch Charli XCX at the Papa John’s VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert Jan. 30 in Hangar 999. The concert, hosted by former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey, was to show appreciation for the troops. For more photos, see Page 12. Hundreds…

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Raise a hand to volunteer

Posted February 6, 2015 by Master Sgt. JEREMY ROBERTS

When you hear the word volunteer, you usually associate it with fundraisers, Red Cross organizations, community projects or base functions. We do not usually think about the work itself. From the time I entered the Air Force I remember being told never to raise your hand to volunteer until you knew if it was something…

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Invest in leadership development

Posted February 6, 2015 by Master Sgt. HOWARD SUGGS

A few months ago during a breakfast with the squadron commander and a group of Airmen, an airman first class asked the commander, “What are some traits of a good leader?” I was amazed that a young Airman was thinking about leadership at 7 a.m. on a Friday. It was not only that she was…

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I do solemnly …

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 6, 2015 by af.mil

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. An F-35B from the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland has undergone rigorous climatic testing at the 96th…

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