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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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Events

A Taste of Asia

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The month of May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. To celebrate those cultures and the service of the many Asian-American and Pacific Islander Airmen both at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and abroad, the AAPIH Group at Luke hosted a luncheon at the base chapel featuring several dozen unique and tasty food items…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Local

2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Posted May 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel and Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Approximately 120 future service members participated in the 2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Calvary Community Church April 28 in Glendale, Ariz.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Local

March of the Fallen honors fallen warriors

Posted May 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams March of the Fallen participants hike through White Tank Mountain Regional Park April 29, 2017 in Waddell, Ariz. The MOTF is a 4.5-mile rucksack march dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airmen and local…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Local

Falcon Dunes Golf Course Open to the Public for the Summer

Posted May 3, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Retired Army Maj. Dick Lattin swings a golf club May 1, 2017, on Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is open to the public May 1 through Sept. 30. Civilians can now enjoy 18 holes of one of…

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Around the Air Force: May 2

Posted May 3, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Research Lab helps reduce the C-5M Super Galaxy’s energy footprint, the Alpha Warrior fitness program is on tour and the first three enlisted RPA Airmen complete their training.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell
Local

Luke celebrates Month of the Military Child

Posted May 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell Diesel McManus, (age 5), climbed through the Alpha Warrior obstacle course during the Alpha Warrior team’s visit April 26, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The team came to visit Luke Airmen to help showcase the importance of fitness readiness and set up an obstacle…

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted May 1, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted May 1, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Health & Safety

Alpha Warrior team visits Luke

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The Alpha Warrior team recently visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to interact with Airmen and roll out its Battle Rig obstacle course that will be used to enhance Airmen fitness at the Warrior Fitness Center. Nearly 100 Thunderbolts were in attendance including Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, who competed in the…

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