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Air Force News – May 1, 2015

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Alaska Twice a year, millions of pounds of explosives and ammunition travel north through Pacific waters in a biannual migration designed to resupply military installations across Alaska with enough ammunition to defend its soil and citizens. Bulgaria The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing from Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, is participating…

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People First – May 1, 2015

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title.   TRICARE beneficiaries targeted by call centers The…

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This week in history

Posted May 1, 2015 by Rick Griset,

April 30, 1975: The fall of Saigon Forty years ago this week, Saigon, the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, fell. The republic was also called South Vietnam. In 1973, United States combat troops left Vietnam, and though diminished, American support continued. Therefore, several thousand Americans still worked there. In March of 1975, the Democratic…

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Golf Course opening to public

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Considered to be one of the top golf courses in the Air Force, Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base offers numerous activities for retirees and members of the military community. From the driving range to the practice facility, Falcon Dunes ensures top-of-the-line maintenance and supplies for its members.

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Mudder puts cadets in pit

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base held its 2nd Annual Luke Tough Mudder Challenge April 17, giving two Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachments from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University a chance to learn about the active-duty Air Force training lifestyle.

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Victim advocates help in time of need

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Being a victim or survivor of a sexual assault can be a traumatic experience, but there are resources available to help at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office. One of the most valuable resources is the victim advocate.

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Fly Over: ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Mortal Kombat X’

Posted May 1, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Devante Williams

On Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Add another hit series from the good people at Netflix. “Daredevil” joins the growing roster of original programming from the movie streaming service, including “House of Cards,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Knights of Sidonia” and “Marco Polo.” Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is a lawyer working and living in Hell’s Kitchen, New…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 1, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Confessions of a nonCatholic chaplain: Why I love attending mass Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending Mass at Fowler Park. Twice a year Luke’s Catholic parish holds an outdoor Mass. The service is followed by a fellowship meal, games, door prizes, the “whole nine yards” of ecclesiastical fun. It’s enjoyable on so many…

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Health & Safety

Fitness assessment shows strength, speed, shape of things

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airmen watch as Staff Sgt. Earl Nelson, 56th FSS FAC augmentee, demonstrates proper form while doing a pushup. For the pushup portion of the fitness assessment, Airmen must keep their back straight and bend their elbows at 90 degrees before pushing back up to the starting position, along with other requirements. During a fitness assessment,…

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Street Beat

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 20 through 26: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 30 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1550 parking lot. Security forces relayed while conducting a routine traffic stop, a driver backed into…

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