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Ahead of schedule …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Master Sgt. Thomas Hartley, right, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group depot structural maintenance chief and Staff Sgt. Joseph Kern, 309th AMG DSM craftsman, analyze blueprints to repair cracked canopy seal longerons in Hangar 914 Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Hartley is team leader for the seven-man depot team sent from Hill Air Force Base,…

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People First – March 6, 2015

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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, click on the link in each header. Chief tackles TA rumors, slowing pay growth,…

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Help comes in shape of uniform

Posted April 10, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Second Lt. Tanya Wren, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs chief of community relations, and Tech. Sgt. Priscilla Noll, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron furnishing management office NCO in charge, provided first aid to an elderly woman who suffered a head injury during a head-on collision. Feb. 27 went as any other normal work…

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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

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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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