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Posted December 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The official lighting of the Luke Air Force Base Christmas tree by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, (VERIFY) 56th Fighter Wing commander, is today during the Holiday Magic festivities. This photo was taken Nov. 22 when the tree in air park was first decorated and a test on the lights was performed….

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November: Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 3, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base invited a group of Arizona Native Americans to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 19 outside the base theater. “We took the time to recognize the Native American culture,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Jolan, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron assistant propulsion flight chief. “We invited Native American artists from different tribes to…

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STREET BEAT

Posted December 3, 2015 by Courtesy of  Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 16 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 23: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a major single-vehicle accident at Fighter Country Avenue and Johnson Lane….

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In Brief November 20, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Retiree Appreciation Day: Giving back to vets

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 7. It was a day to give retirees a chance to come together and see what direction the Air Force is going. “It was a full house with a number of activities and resources available for the retirees,” said Capt. Chuck…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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NASCAR honors Airmen at PIR

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Forty-three race cars, 200 laps and only one driver to win it all. Fast cars and intense action are not all NASCAR is known for. It’s also known for recognizing throughout the NASCAR season those who serve in the military. The program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of…

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STREET BEAT November 13, 2015

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 2 through 8 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations. Emergency responses Nov. 3: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at Falcon Dunes Golf Course, Bldg. 2202. An individual was experiencing medical complications and…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative discharges • An Airman was discharged for minor disciplinary infractions. • An Airman was discharged for drug abuse. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for disorderly conduct and…

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Phoenix Suns basketball clinic

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Larry Keen

Larry Keen The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center Phoenix Suns Basketball Clinic was Saturday on Luke Air Force Base. The event, which included coaching from Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Fame; Tom Chambers, four-time NBA All Star; Steve Hunter, Phoenix Suns ambassador and alumni player; the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Go; and Phoenix Suns staff…

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MARCY COPELAND
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PHX Suns nothing but net at Luke

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Phoenix Suns basketball team visited Luke Air Force Base and treated Airmen and families of the Luke community to a training practice in support of personnel in the armed services. Before practice, the team toured Luke’s feature jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder, 62nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, escorted team…

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