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Air Force News – May 29, 2015

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Florida The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force recently landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight. Aircraft 66-0217 and 69-5819 were built in 1969 and received their P designation in 1996. Washington Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark…

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People First – May 29, 2015

Posted May 29, 2015 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, click on the link in the title. DOD protects members from deceptive practices In…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 24: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. Security forces verified the damage and facilitated information exchange….

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Health & Safety

TRICARE members beware of callers asking for PII

Posted May 29, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity has received a significant number of concerns from TRICARE beneficiaries regarding unsolicited attempts by so-called call centers to ask them to provide personal identifying information and health information so the caller can allegedly provide prescribed cream medications to the TRICARE beneficiary. TRICARE and its contractors never call…

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Airmen share glimpse of future with students

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Luke Air Force Base Airmen volunteered at Esperanza Elementary School career day to talk about their jobs in the Air Force.

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Local

Police Week remembers fallen

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nationwide event to remember police officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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This week in history

Posted May 29, 2015 by Rick Griset,

May 25, 2005: Polish air force visits Luke Courtesy photo An historic event occurred Oct. 5, 1989, when Soviet Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Yazov, left, and a group of 29 Soviet officials visited Luke Air Force Base. The visit was part of a program to foster contacts between military and defense officials from both nations….

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U.S. Paralympics team trains on Luke turf

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center opened its doors to more than 14 U.S. Paralympic competitors May 12 through 15 to prepare for the Desert Challenge Games that took place May 17 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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Commentary

Fly Over: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ and ‘Resist’

Posted May 29, 2015 by James Henley and Deborah Leuthold

In games: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ Nearly a year after the dramatic ending of “Wolfenstein – The New Order” comes another addition to the story released for Xbox One and Playstation 4: “Wolfenstein – The Old Blood.” In this new story, you once again take on the role of William B.J. Blazkowicz, a U.S….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 29, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Maj.) Joseph Fisher

Hate is the easy way out There’s enough hate to go around in the world – whether it’s Syria, Ukraine, or a biker bar in Texas. Choose any media and one of the top stories will likely relate to the emotion of hate and its responses. Hate, the dark side of human nature, is unfortunately…

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