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Program enables disabled to serve on base

Posted August 17, 2012 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

With the economy struggling, it’s competitive enough for those without a disability to find a job. Fortunately, there is a program available that helps nonprofit organizations hire disabled workers....

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Health & Safety

Back-to-school: watch out for kids on roads

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Every August thousands of children ages 5 to 18 take to the streets early morning and afternoon. School is back in session which means school busses, teenage drivers and a lot of safety concerns. “This time can be exciting for children,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager. “There is a mass exodus…

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Team puts aircrew safety first

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Before every flight takes off, before every pilot steps in an aircraft and even before a student arrives at Luke Air Force Base, a team of professionals makes sure they will be as safe as possible.

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People First – August 10, 2012

Posted August 10, 2012 by

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.   AF…

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Sports

Sports Shorts – August 17, 2012

Posted August 17, 2012 by

Fall triathlon The fall triathlon featuring a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run is 7 a.m. Sept. 22 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $20 per military person and $45 for others. Register by Sept. 14 and receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the…

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Luke dominates the diamond

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

The Luke Air Force Base softball team has taken to the field in six tournaments this season and has dominated the play by placing in three of them. Teams receive points based on tournament placing. “We try our best to have fun, represent ourselves and represent the name on our chest (Luke AFB) the best…

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News Briefs – August 17, 2012

Posted August 17, 2012 by tomlear

Natural disaster exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an emergency management exercise Thursday within the perimeter of the base. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. Expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Those on base may see explosions, smoke,…

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Commentary

Fly Over: “The Campaign”, “Space Marine”

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Macario Mora and Jayson Burns

Through the eyes of a foreign friend of mine Will Ferrell embodies the American male – unseemly, dull-witted, loud and ignorant, but with a ton of misguided confidence whose moral compass wanes in the presence of power, greed and faux beauty...

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Sports

Sports injuries hurt more than just today

Posted August 17, 2012 by Compiled by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

If a professional athlete dislocates a joint or tears a ligament, it makes the news. But anyone who plays sports can be injured. While all Airmen should be in good physical condition, family members may not be as ready for summer activities. Whether or not a person is conditioned, injuries can happen. “Staying active lowers…

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Dogged determination wins training day

Posted August 17, 2012 by Payson Roundup and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

While police have long relied on dogs to sniff out drugs, the military’s embrace of dogs trained to detect bombs is saving lives on the frontline. K-9 officers from all across the region got a chance to see those furry heroes in action at a series of training events last month in Payson, Ariz.....

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