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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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Freedom Fest Celebration

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Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams The sky was bright with fireworks July 4 over Luke Air Force Base at the annual Freedom Fest, which drew more than 2,000 spectators. The show, set to music, was the finale of the base’s Independence Day celebration at Fowler Park.   Attendees enjoy a line dance July 4…

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APAH month luncheon celebrates cultures

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Arathi School of Dance students perform an Indian dance form called Bharat Natyam at the APAH Month luncheon. Bharat Natyam is one of the oldest devotional classical Indian dance forms.   Performers from the Filipino-American Youth Association of Arizona dance with sticks May 29 at the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon in Club Five Six….

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Exchange Patriot Family Pet Contest is cat’s meow

Posted May 16, 2014 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

A bird in the hand may be worth two in the bush, but the latest Luke Air Force Base Exchange Patriot Family Pet Contest is focused on all manner of furry and feathered friends. The exchange will reward $250 in gift cards to four lucky pet owners. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday shoppers…

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Luke hosts training for paralympians

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The Desert Challenge Disabled Sports Games for 2014 took place May 10 at Red Mountain High School in Mesa. Disabled veterans and active-duty service members competed this weekend to qualify in their respective events.

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