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Justice Report

Posted August 21, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for stealing a Blue Ray DVD player from the dorm common area. The individual received a suspended reduction to airman, suspended forfeiture of…

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Street Beat

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 10 through 16 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 14: Security forces responded to a report of a major two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1130 parking lot. There were no injuries. Emergency responses Aug. 13: Security…

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Sports Shorts – August 21, 2014

Posted August 21, 2015 by

AAFES handily routs ACS 69-41 Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Koraye Williams, Army, Air Force Exchange Services team, drives to the basket during an intramural basketball playoff game against the 607th Air Control Squadron Aug. 10 at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated ACS 69-41. The Army…

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Air Force News – August 14, 2015

Posted August 14, 2015 by

Hawaii The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and began flying data-gathering missions into Hurricane Guillermo Aug. 2.   California Personnel from the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, assisted the California Department…

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People First – August 14, 2015

Posted August 14, 2015 by

AF welcomes new vice chief of staff The Air Force welcomed an Airman to the rank of four-star general and announced the appointment of the new Air Force vice chief of staff during a ceremony Aug. 6 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III presided over the ceremony…

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This week in history

Posted August 14, 2015 by Rick Griset

Aug. 8, 1940: FDR orders 12,000 pilots a year Seventy-five years ago Saturday, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Army to train 12,000 pilots a year. On the same day, Aug. 8, 1940, German bombers began raids in what became known as the Battle of Britain. The president’s order was in response to a series of…

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Bite down on summer tooth health

Posted August 14, 2015 by Staff Sgt. ASHLEY STALLWORTH

As you may know, during the summer it can be extremely hot. We want to stay cool and keep hydrated; however, sometimes we can harm our teeth in the process. For example, chewing on ice or consuming sugary sports drinks can cause tooth damage. The American Dental Association recommends the following tips to avoid damaging…

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Firefighters take the heat

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice these emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.   Avis drives the P-19 fire truck to…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 14, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

What’s your name? This question sounds rather innocuous, yet it can be said that your name is your most valuable possession, for without a good name you cannot be trusted. And without trust your life will become extremely difficult. Consider the following observations. A child is born and given a name. The way that child…

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Fly Over: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and ‘Trainwreck’

Posted August 14, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Writer, producer and director Christopher McQuarrie recently said in an interview that actor Tom Cruise wants people to come to the movies and have a good time. With the recent release of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” in theaters, McQuarrie and Cruise have certainly delivered. “Rogue Nation” is the fifth…

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