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Operation KIDS makes impact

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Children generally don’t see all the things parents do to prepare or how they live once they’re deployed, but the Luke Air Force Base Airmen and Family Readiness Center hopes to change that by offering a day camp once a year called Operations KIDS.

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‘Zoo’ comes to CDC

Posted May 3, 2013 by Denise Willhite

Brittney Powers, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium education specialist, displays a blue-tongued skink. Other animals that visited the CDC included the African pygmy hedgehog, ball python, African spurred tortoise and more. The African spurred tortoise is the third largest species of tortoise in the world. Adults are usually 36-inches long and can weigh 200 pounds….

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Renaissance festival holds something for everyone

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Adam “Crack” Winrich blows on his fire whip during the Adam Crack whip show at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction. Winrich holds nine Guinness world records to include the longest whip ever cracked (216 feet long) and the most two-handed whip cracks in a minute (420). Hear ye, hear ye!…

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Fun, fitness in store for Thunderbolts

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy of Army, Air Force Exchange Services

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is bringing giveaways and specials to the 2012 Family Fun and Fitness Festival 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday. Authorized shoppers can join in the fun by visiting the commissary parking lot and entering to win exercise equipment, bikes, fishing combos, golf accessories and more. In addition…

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News Briefs – July 6, 2012

Posted July 6, 2012 by anradmin

Changes of command 56th LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS Maj. Gerald Mulhollen, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Sean Gibbs at 2 p.m. today in Club Five Six. 56th…

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In Brief – December 21, 2012

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No Thunderbolt for two weeks The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 28 or Jan. 4, 2013. Look for the 2012 Year In Review edition Jan. 11, 2013. For more information, call (623) 856-7996. Annual wing warrior run The 2.2-mile 3rd annual wing warrior run will take place at 7 a.m. Jan. 2 at the north…

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In Brief – July 28, 2103

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Freedom Fest The Fourth of July Freedom Fest is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Fowler Park. Kids splash zone, live music, food and beverages for purchase, and prize drawings are included. A fireworks show will be held at 9 p.m. The Kachina Gate will be open 5:30 to 10:15 p.m. MOS inactivation The 56th Maintenance…

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MDG takes it outdoors for annual Mash Bash

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Water guns sit ready for use in the water wars during the event.   56th Medical Operations Squadron Airmen celebrate after a tug-o-war win during the Mash Bash. The Mash Bash included kickball, jousting and a water war with water guns and water balloons.   Staff Sgt. Chelsie Nelson, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental technician,…

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