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Combat dining-in: Airmen let hair down

Posted May 2, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

FROM LEFT: Tom Harris, Arizona Diamondbacks executive vice president and 56th Fighter Wing honorary commander; Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th FW commander; Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th FW vice commander; Col. Robert Whitehouse, 944th Fighter Wing vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, greet attendees April 26 after making a grand…

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Air Force News – June 13, 2014

Posted June 13, 2014 by

California The Air Force awarded a $914,699,474 contract to Lockheed Martin on June 2 to develop a system that will track objects in Earth’s orbit with far greater confidence and fidelity. The projected initial operational capability is fiscal year 2019. Germany This past Memorial Day, the 37th Air Squadron at Ramstein Air Base welcomed the…

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IFTU graduates 1,000th student

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost Staff Sgt. Nicholas Mansour, 56th Operations Group intelligence instructor, provides feedback to 1st Lt. Kevin Lukowiak, Tech. Sgt. Mark Miller and Senior Airman Ariana Evans, F-16 Intelligence Formal Training Course students, on their...

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Lightweight ABU arrives at Luke

Posted July 13, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp

Temperatures around Phoenix often stretch beyond 110 degrees during the summer months. That heat has forced Airmen at Luke Air Force Base to develop ingenious ways at cooling down. Some of these include water mist sprayers on the top of outdoor break areas and shifting work schedules so each Airman is outside for a shorter…

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Professional enhancement course builds Senior NCOs

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

When technical sergeants become master sergeants they go through a three-day Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course to equip them to assume the role of senior NCO. “This course helps newly selected master sergeants determine a career progression and find out what they need to do to excel in their career,” said Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow,…

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People First – November 9, 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 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. National Parks free…

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New fees for pets traveling to Germany

Posted February 15, 2013 by Dr. J.M. KIEL

Germany has instituted new import fees for animals entering the country from outside the European Union. These fees took effect Feb. 1 and are being charged to cover the costs of examination by a German veterinarian at the port of entry into the country. The new program is in accordance with the EU regulation for…

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Days of Remembrance

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Identification cards with information on one of the many victims in the holocaust sat on a table as people entered the Days of Remembrance exhibit Monday at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. The exhibit featured displays describing what happened not only during World War II but even more recent genocides such as Cambodia. For…

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Thunderbirds birthed at Luke

Posted June 7, 2013 by RICK GRISET Jr.

The history of the now famous Thunderbirds began at the end of World War II. After the war, a number of commands decided to develop teams to demonstrate the capabilities and flying precision of their pilots and new jet aircraft.

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Shoplifting can take base access, career, more

Posted July 19, 2013 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on the effects and consequences of shoplifting at Luke Air Force Base. Next week the article will address the effects shoplifting has on the base exchange and highlight the security system that has cut the number of thefts in half since 2009, according to Luke’s Loss…

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