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Drug demand reduction program tests Airmen

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Photo by Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Michael Gorske, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron drug demand reduction assistant, places a tamper-resistant tape on a collection bottle Sept. 25 at the drug demand reduction building on Luke Air Force Base. The goal of the DDR program is to stop the use and abuse of controlled and illegal…

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Family, priority in native culture

Posted November 15, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. MATTHEW GLOWICKI and Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

In the military, a last name is a hard thing to get away from. We are trained to refer to people by their rank and last name. In many instances, a last name can offer a glimpse into the heritage of a person, whether it is a common German, Irish or other name. One Airman’s…

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Air Force News – December 20, 2013

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Luke fighter pilot gets hero’s burial ARLINGTON, Va. — Maj. Troy Gilbert’s former wife and their five children placed roses behind a small box beside his grave. Ginger Gilbert Ravella then knelt down, kissed her finger and placed it gently on the box after the Dec. 11 ceremony that partially fulfilled the family’s quest to…

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Spending below income results in fiscal freedom

Posted February 21, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Many Americans may have been told the importance of saving money whether by parents, mentors or friends but how many actually have an ample amount in savings to last them through an emergency situation? According to survey results released by Bankrate more than 75 percent of Americans don’t have enough money saved to cover their…

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People First – March 28, 2014

Posted March 28, 2014 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. March: Natl….

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Command post nerve center of base

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA The 56th Fighter Wing command post Airmen meet for training April 28 at Luke Air Force Base. Training occurs monthly and usually includes career field regulations review, knowledge examination, scenario-based training, local procedure updates, new training requirements and general discussion. The brain sends signals through the spinal cord to influence the…

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Luke Airman ‘escapes’ from Alcatraz

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Capt. Sarah Cossette Maj. Peter Cossette, 56th Fighter Wing executive officer, celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim June 7 in San Francisco. The event is limited to 800 participants and features a mile-and-a-half swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park on the San Francisco shore. Alcatraz is one of…

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Program smooths change from military to civilian life

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th…

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Off we go…

Posted June 8, 2012 by Courtesy photos

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, holds up a sign in support of the 56th MXG before the departure of her familiarization flight May 30 at Luke Air Force Base.     Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo before Liddick’s familiarization…

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Luke continues to support F-35 mission at Eglin AFB

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

As part of a plan to prepare the 33rd Fighter Wing for the arrival of the F-35, Luke Air Force Base sent some assets to Eglin Air Force Base...

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