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Defenders remember fallen brothers

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

An annual security forces retreat ceremony occurred May 17 at the Luke Air Force Base flag pole, in memory of  the 18 Airmen who lost their lives May 15, 1975. Many may not know or fully understand the history of the Mayaguez incident and why even 37 years later it still lingers within the thoughts…

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Luke hosts POW symposium

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Hundreds gathered at the base theater to hear the stories of seven prisoners of war May 18 at Luke Air Force Base. During the Vietnam War, these pilots spent anywhere from 55 to 2,734 days as a POW between September 1965 and March 1973. Air Force Col. Phillip Smith was held the longest. He flew…

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

Road Closure Advisory The Maricopa County Department of Transportation contractor will temporarily close Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road beginning at 3 a.m Tuesday to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield Road and Dysart Road will remain open. Glendale Avenue or Olive Avenue may be used as an alternate…

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Providing a helping hand

Posted May 18, 2012 by Story by Macario Mora

Roughly 20 Airmen volunteered to help Cartwright Elementary School successfully host the Yee Haw Fun Run, which coordinator Lorain Marquez, 5th grade teacher, hopes will become an annual event.

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Family Advocacy Celebrates Month of the Military Spouse

Posted May 18, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

This month we honor the extraordinary contributions of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. We all are proud of the 2.4 million Americans in the active-duty, guard and reserve forces who have chosen to take the oath to defend our Constitution.

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News Briefs May 18, 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 by anradmin

Fallen Airman Memorial today A memorial ceremony for Senior Airman Kenneth M. Lee Jr. is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the chapel, building 799. The ceremony is open to the base community. Lee was a munitions maintenance crew member with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. He joined the Air…

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News Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by anradmin

309th FS change of command Lt. Col. Daniel Lasica, 309th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher, 56th Operations Support Squadron director of operations, at 8 a.m. May 24 in Hangar 913.   Troops to Teachers seminar A Troops to Teachers seminar is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Airman…

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Airmen celebrate tradition of prayer

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Amy West

The base community carried on a long-standing national tradition April 27 when they gathered at Club Five Six for Luke Air Force Base’s National Prayer Breakfast. This annual event’s origin dates back to 1942 when members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gathered during breakfast to pray for the nation. Today, it has…

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Mighty Medical MASH BASH

Posted May 11, 2012 by photos by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Kai, 4, son of Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Aldridge, 56th Medical Group, goes one-on-one against Airman 1st Class Robert Schlattman, 56th Medical Support Squadron, during a round of pugil sticks at the Mash Bash at Luke Air Force Base May 4. The Mash Bash is an event hosted by the 56th MDG that features many activities…

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1st Sgt. appreciation

Posted May 4, 2012 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert
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