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AF pilot recognized for heroism in combat, awarded DFC with Valor

Posted February 6, 2015 by

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For one Airman, what seemed to be a standard patrol mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2008, concluded with him receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Jan. 29. The actions of Maj. Jeremiah Parvin and his wingman, Capt. Aaron Cavasos, 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force…

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Right question staves off mediocrity

Posted February 6, 2015 by Master Sgt. JODY NEDEDOG

Have you ever walked around Luke Air Force Base and noticed a piece of trash on the street? You see an individual pass by it. As you get closer to the piece of trash, you contemplate picking it up. Do you notice the Airmen who are happy with the status quo? Unfortunately, some supervisors promote…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 6, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

I recently briefed our wing leadership concerning the religious make up of Luke Air Force Base. Our Air Force is very diverse — racially, socioeconomically and religiously. This diversity strengthens our service and in many ways separates us from our civilian neighbors and friends who can, at least in some aspects of their lives, associate…

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Fly Over: ‘Empire’ and ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive′

Posted February 6, 2015 by Luther Mitchell Jr. and Devante Williams

On Fox: ‘Empire’ “Empire” is a new, American musical drama television series on the FOX network directed by Lee Daniels, known for directing “Precious” and “The Butler.” The show includes an all-star cast with actor Terrence Howard, playing Lucious Lyon, music mogul and co-founder of the empire along with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie…

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Sports

Camp puts ‘fun’ in football fundamentals

Posted February 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Jillian Artiges, daughter of Maj. Michael Artiges, 308th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, catches a pass Jan. 29 during youth football camp at Luke Air Force Base. The camp, run by ProCamps Worldwide, specializes in football fundamentals, with campers receiving instruction from NFL players and football coaches from the local area.   Gabriel Gutierrez,…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 26 through Feb. 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 26: Security forces responded to a report from an individual of damage to private property in the base exchange parking lot after returning from the…

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Sports Shorts – February 5, 2014

Posted February 6, 2015 by

FSS squeaks by AAFES 49-44 Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Mark Lane, 56th Force Support Squadron, member of the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team, floats the ball to the hoop Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Force Support Squadron basketball team took on the Army and…

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Air Force

Air Force News – January 30, 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Arizona Members of Air Forces Southern military training team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base were given the opportunity in December 2014, to teach the Defense Institute for Medical Operations train-the-trainer course focused on the Ebola virus to approximately 100 individuals from Latin American partner countries. Germany Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base,…

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People First – January 30, 2015

Posted January 30, 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Summit offers…

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Local

NFL Play 60

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Michael Taylor, second child from right, son of Tech. Sgt. Brian Taylor, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron low observables craftsman, gives low-fives to NFL 2015 pro bowlers Jan. 21 at Luke Elementary School.   Matthew Stafford, No. 9, Detroit Lions quarterback, and Golden Tate, Detroit Lions wide receiver, along with other NFL pro bowlers visited Luke…

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