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Airman 1st Class Devante Williams
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Salutes & Awards

Day commemorates Tuskegee Airmen

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

He was 17 years old when he became part of an experiment allowing blacks to fly in the Army Air Forces. What he didn’t know then was he would be a part of history.

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Air Force

People First – October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013 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. Single logon…

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Events

Thunderbolts drive to benefit MDA

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

More than 20 Thunderbolts recently teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help raise money during this year’s MDA Lockup event in downtown Phoenix. Luke’s Airmen volunteered their time to act as “arresting officers” and transport “jailbirds” to the event site. The event was an opportunity for Airmen to help the local community, according…

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Local

Vegas: Family Friendly

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Popular culture has painted an image of Las Vegas as an adult playground filled with booze, exotic dancers and mobsters.

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Air Force

This Week in History: October 4

Posted October 4, 2013 by Rick Griset

Courtesy photo Frank Luke Jr. Sept. 29, 1918: Frank Luke Jr. shot down, dies from wounds This week 95 years ago the leading ace of the American Expeditionary Force was killed in combat in northern France during World War I. Frank Luke, Jr., the son of German immigrants, was a 20-year-old Phoenix native. He excelled…

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Staff Sgt. Joshua Nason
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Local

Many players join Luke in Operation Swift Savior

Posted October 4, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA and Staff Sgt. JOSHUA NASON

The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center collaborated to make history Sept. 16 through 20 during Operation Swift Savior, a patient evacuation exercise, at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

Enemy among us not apparent

Posted October 4, 2013 by Airman 1st Class KELLI LEMONS

The enemy is out there like a sleepless unstoppable force, ever watchful for an opportunity to strike.

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Commentary

Chaplain thoughts

Posted October 4, 2013 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

Courtesy photo Thomas Edison “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison During the California Gold Rush, there was a man who sold all he had and bought a gold mine. He worked for many months and found nothing. Finally,…

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Salutes & Awards

Luis Walter Alvarez: Physicist, inventor altered history’s course

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman ANTHONY PEDROZA

Courtesy photo Luis Walter Alvarea Luis Walter Alvarez, a Hispanic-American experimental physicist and inventor, changed the course of human history with his contributions to the fields of aviation and radiation. Alvarez was born on June 13, 1911, and died Sept. 1, 1988. Throughout his 77 years he received many distinguished awards including the Collier Trophy…

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Fly Over: ‘Gravity’, and ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’

Posted October 4, 2013 by Macario Mora and Jayson Burns

In theaters: ‘Gravity’ Beautiful. No adjective appropriately conveys the sense of awe that washes over you while viewing the cinematically brilliant “Gravity.” Alfonso Cuaron’s (“Children of Men”) film is majestic. The CGI and special effects used make 600 kilometers above Earth more surreal than flying caped crusaders. Not since Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”…

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