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Diverse organization offers many lessons

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maj. RON SLOMA

Luke Air Force Base has a rich history of training partner nation’s Airmen and continues to maintain this legacy today. Since World War II, we at Luke have been an example of how to effectively absorb differing cultures and create an environment conducive for the visiting airmen to learn the art of aerial warfare. As…

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Mentorship: Important at all levels

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. KATHERINE MAHANA

I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels. Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us…

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This week in history

Posted August 7, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Aug. 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Japan U.S. Army photo A giant mushroom cloud hovers over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped for the first-time ever. Seventy years ago yesterday, President Harry S. Truman ordered the first use of the atomic bomb. He wanted to end World War II as soon as…

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Fly Over: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted August 7, 2015 by Devante Williams and Luther Mitchell Jr.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Sequels to video games can sometimes be a bust. Video gamers all over the world expect an additional installment of a franchise to have that same “WOW” factor the original game had. Some games don’t even deserve a sequel, but game companies have to please their customers and deliver the product. There…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maj. Larry Fowler

Why are you here? Despite the angst of family separation, most chaplains enjoy deployments; they are rewarding in so many ways. Yet even in the midst of service that we love, we can grow tired, despondent and question why we are here. Below is a composite account, with names, etc. changed, gleaned from a deployment…

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Who’s afraid of a little blood?

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. TALISHA VIRGES

I have been in the Air Force for 22 years and have been a medical laboratory technician since the beginning of my career. The medical or clinical laboratory is where specimens are tested to provide information to medical providers who directly assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in patients. After graduating basic…

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Pursue education for career’s sake

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MICHAEL GORSKE

Everyone knows education can be a good bullet on an enlisted performance report, but few know the true value of an education in regard to a military career. The pursuit of an education can be just as valuable as the degree acquired at the end. The knowledge acquired in the pursuit of an education can…

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This week in history

Posted July 31, 2015 by Rick Griset

1945: P-51 Transition Training Luke Field instructors began to teach a transition course in the North American P 51 Mustang 70 years ago this month when 13 of the aircraft arrived at Luke Field. In the following months, instructor pilots taught various P-51courses. Five years earlier, the British asked North American Aviation to manufacture Curtiss…

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Fly Over: ‘Rose and Crown Pub’ and ‘Food Network Star’

Posted July 31, 2015 by Grace Lee and Michael Jackson

‘Rose and Crown Pub’ A beautiful green countryside, day after day of cloudy skies, rain and fog, and chilly winters and humid summers — if this sounds more appealing to you than sun and desert heat, you’re probably better suited for England than Arizona. Fortunately, if it’s only a small taste of English pub life…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 31, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Iraida Álvarez

Our generation loves to hear inspiring stories — tales about exceptional heroes who fear nothing and succeed even during difficult times. Yet these extraordinary characters, admired by the people, can only be found in the comics. They’re called super heroes; because one day, by a stroke of luck, they were given incredible powers. However, the…

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