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Respect: Give it, get it

Posted May 2, 2014 by Master Sgt. HEATHER HEFNER & Master Sgt. BEN TAYLOR

In preparation for this article, the one thing that kept coming to mind was respect. We all hold a key position in the military where respect plays a huge part in our daily interaction. Unfortunately, I’m sure you have all encountered a lack thereof at some point in your career. Respect is a feeling or…

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Luke 1 bids farewell to Thunderbolts

Posted June 20, 2014 by Brig. Gen. MIKE ROTHSTEIN

As I look back on the past 20 months as commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, I’m humbled by everything that this team has accomplished. I’d like to highlight a few of those successes and milestones, but first I want to start off with a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Team Luke for your…

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Serve Airmen by knowing them

Posted August 8, 2014 by Master Sgt. ERIK BENSEN

Knowing your Airmen is not a new concept in the Air Force. This concept has been mentioned in various professional development situations and throughout guidance from Air Force senior leadership for some time now. As with many processes and concepts this is easier said than done and takes significant commitment from the leader. In short…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted September 19, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Planning for retirement is like taking a promotion test. Early preparation can improve success, and a strong test score opens doors for your future. It’s never too soon to think about test studying, and it’s never too early to think about retirement savings. Small decisions made in one’s 20s can make huge differences in life…

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‘He was a warrior’

Posted November 7, 2014 by Col. RUSSELL BOESTER

Those were the last words spoken by Russell Nichols before he left the podium Oct. 17 at his son’s memorial service. Those words, and the passion with which they were spoken, have been with me since that service. As I reflect on the meaning of the words, it really makes me think about why we…

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Financial responsibility — vital to readiness

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL EBNER

In the “Band of Brothers” miniseries, there is a line in the movie where the soldiers are told to make sure they sign up for life insurance to ensure their next-of-kin gets $10,000 upon the soldier’s death. While none of us are about to make a combat jump in 1944 to fight the Nazis, Airmen…

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Fly Over: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ and ‘The Running Man′

Posted March 13, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Marcy Copeland

At Park West: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ Pizzerias are commonplace across America. The landscape is dotted with commercial pizza chains and the occasional “Mom and Pop” spots. But Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria rises above the others like the legendary Phoenix. Grimaldi’s has multiple locations in Nevada, Texas, Florida and South Carolina, and several across Arizona….

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Off-base activities build your CAF

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

The Critical Days of Summer draw near. I know that in our shop this kicks off a slew of safety briefings about how to minimize the chance of injuries and stay out of danger. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from going out and exploring the Valley of the Sun. Luke is an amazing base because…

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Chaplain thoughts May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?” ~ Fulton J. Sheen We all learned (or were at least taught) as kids that, “it’s better to give than receive.” As parents, are we…

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DUI, how it changed my life

Posted June 22, 2012 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Antwoin Prater

On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a few friends and I attended an Arizona Cardinals game. Before the game started, I had a few beers at a restaurant near the stadium. After the game, we went to a nightclub for more drinks.

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