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Hispanic Heritage celebrated with food, dance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

A luncheon was held Oct. 15 at Club Five Six to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Luke Air Force Base. The goal was to share the Hispanic culture and show the contributions Hispanic people have made in the military.

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Airmen follow LEAD to party

Posted October 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Staff Sgt. Kristen Reid, 56th Medical Support Squadron unit deployment manager, launches a bean bag during a game of corn hole. The game was just one of several activities during the block party.   Gen. Robin Rand, Air Education and Training Command commander, shakes hands with volunteers during the block party. The AETC commander, accompanied…

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Traveling memorial wall …

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller A crowd of more than 500 people, including active-duty military and veterans, sing “God Bless America” Oct. 3 in Goodyear during the opening ceremony of “The Moving Wall.”   Senior Airman Jenna Sarvinski Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, greets Vietnam War veteran Andy LaCour following the opening…

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off with parade

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

National Fire Prevention Week is Saturday through Oct. 10 and is designed to raise awareness of fire prevention with a focus on ensuring that people check their smoke detectors every month.

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Honorary commanders bid farewell

Posted September 26, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

The United States military is made up of less than 1 percent of the total population, and for most of the other 99 percent, understanding the inner workings of military operations and training is not an option.

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POW/MIA day commemorated at Luke

Posted September 26, 2014 by STEPHEN DELGADO

A warm, breezy late summer afternoon offered the backdrop for more than 200 people to be part of the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 19 in front of the wing headquarters building.

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Thunderbolts laugh, dance, learn on Sesame Street

Posted August 29, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Elmo and friends visited Luke Air Force Base Aug. 18 and 19 to put on a show for families.

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Exercise Exercise Exercise: Active shooter on base

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

The City of Goodyear, Glendale, El Mirage and Surprise fire departments, the Professional Medical Transport Ambulance Service, and the South Ambulance Service worked together with the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Cooperating with other agencies prepares Luke and the surrounding communities for treating…

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Chiseled muscles compete

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Competitors take the stage Saturday in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center 7th Annual Bodybuilding and Figure Competition. Jessie Keller, sixth from the left, won the figure tall portion, while Barbara Anderson, fifth competitor from the right, won the figure short portion of the competition.   Anthony Smith presents 1st place overall winner,…

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Singaporeans celebrate peace, prosperity on national day

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

The 425th Fighter Squadron celebrated the National Day of Singapore Aug. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The annual celebration is held in August to commemorate Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.

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