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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 15, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

An invitation to laugh … Storyteller Garrison Keillor said, “God writes a lot of comedy … the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.” Unfortunately, people without a sense of humor are ubiquitous. They come in all shapes and sizes. They come from every, social, political…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are…

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Sports Shorts – May 15, 2014

Posted May 15, 2015 by

MDG dominates FWSA in softball David Deremer, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, runs toward third base May 6 during an intramural softball game against the 56th Medical Group at Luke Air Force Base. Deremer successfully stole third base, setting up FWSA to score a run. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter…

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Air Force News – May 8, 2015

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Florida The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station conducted a successful launch on April 27. During the mission, Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral AFS supported the SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 communications satellite. Nepal The Air Force sent a second C-17 Globemaster III in…

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People First – May 8, 2015

Posted May 8, 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. Retired military working dog relieves Airmens’ stress When…

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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Veterans

Career Technical Training Track: What’s in it for you

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senaida Larson

Beginning a new career as a civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take time to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (goals, plans, success) program, service…

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Fitness challenge honors EOD warriors

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Saturday was National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day. In recognition of this, the 56th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight sponsored the second annual Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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This week in history

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Courtesy photo May 8, 1949, Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe Day On this day 70 years ago, Europe and America celebrated Victory in Europe Day, ending years of fighting, death and destruction. Depending upon the historian, World War II started in Europe in 1936 with the Spanish Civil War, or…

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944th ASTS hosts unique joint training exercise

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

“Operation Patriot Bluebird,” a mass casualty exercise, kicked off May 1 at Luke Air Force Base with a simulated scenario of a passenger bus being hit by an improvised explosive device blast causing several injuries

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