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Fly Over: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Get Hard’

Posted July 10, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Luther Mitchell

In theaters: ‘Jurassic World’ I have always believed movie sequels should be released within a four-year window. Within that timeframe, movie studios can take advantage of the excitement over a franchise and put in the time to craft a sequel worthy of the first movie in the series. If a studio decides to resurrect a…

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Salutes & Awards

Ducks graduate 7 to combat air force

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lt. Col. WILLIAM MCKIBBAN

Courtesy photo The 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks graduated seven F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots today in class 14-DBC. They are, from left, 1st Lts. Theodore Adams, Chase Welch, Aaron Young, Dane Lannon, Colby Kloepper, David Apsey and Sal Cruz. America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted July 10, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through July 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incents July 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. Emergency responses June…

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Sports Shorts – July 10, 2014

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Falcons win championship Jose Diaz, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, runs to first base during the championship matchup June 28 against the Peoria Athletics at Surprise Sports Complex baseball field. The Falcons defeated the Athletics 8-2. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Luke Air Force Base Falcons dove…

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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lt. Col. DAVID LEMERY

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted June 26, 2015 by Master Sgt. SARA ABEL

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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News Briefs June 26, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald Canny in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 999.   CMS change of command Maj. Scott Hall will relinquish command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Anthony Sutton in…

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Fighting Falcons arrive at Holloman

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class EMILY KENNEY

Courtesy photo Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base arrive in formation June 16 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 308th FS has inactivated and the soon to be activated 314th FS assumes the 308th FS mission of training F-16 pilots as a 56th Fighter Wing…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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