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Back-seat driver …

Posted March 3, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, takes a ride in the back seat of an Indy race car during racing practice Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Shoemaker was treated to the full racing experience, which featured riding for two laps around the track in an Indy-style race car with…

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Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee
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Thunderbolts celebrate Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts gathered to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base to remember the achievements made by African-Americans and recognize the central role they played in American history. This year’s theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” has been selected by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. After…

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National Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Thunderbolts ate from a lunch buffet of southern-style barbecue favorites including barbecue chicken, pulled pork, green beans and more. The chocolate-vanilla cake served at the Black History Month luncheon sits decorated with this year’s theme. During the luncheon, participants were educated about the history behind the month and the achievements by African-Americans were highlighted. Maj….

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Come Laugh with Bernie McGrenahan

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FW Community Support

Luke Air Force Base Wingman Day is March 21. It reinforces the wingman concept and focuses on unit wellness. Through his “Comedy is the Cure” performance, professional comedian Bernie Grenahan hooks the audience with an earnest message on his personal and dangerous experience with high-risk behaviors. After years of denial and destruction, McGrenahan finally sought…

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STREET BEAT

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 15 through 21 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 40 moving violations and nine nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Feb. 16: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track where an individual was having chest…

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In Brief – February 26, 2016

Posted February 25, 2016 by

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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Bataan 2016, who will you march for?

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of White Sands Missile Range

The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year March 20 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance. Considered one of the hardest marathon-length routes in the U.S., participants come from all over the world…

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STREET BEAT February 19, 2016

Posted February 18, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 8 through 14 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 41 moving violations and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 1150. Security forces…

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Justice Report

Posted February 18, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in January at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial An airman first class was found in violation of one charge and one specification in Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine. The airman received a reduction in rank to airman basic, restriction to base for…

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STREET BEAT February 12, 2016

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 1 through 7 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 17 moving violations and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 482. Security forces…

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