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Lightning II debrief …

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Senior Airman Roger Combs, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, downloads information from an F-35 Lightning II engine at Luke Air Force Base. Since 2010, more than 1,800 maintainers have been trained on the F-35. The first production F-35A rolled out of assembly in February 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Later…

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Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resides, is being renovated and will include a name change to Community Commons. “The building is getting a total overhaul from…

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A historian with his own history

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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News Briefs July 24, 2015

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School bus schedule change Effective Aug. 5, Dysart Luke High School students who ride the school bus will be picked up on base at 6:21 a.m. at Lightning Gate for the remainder of the school year. This decision was made by the Dysart School District. There will be no changes to the schedule. Students should…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.

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Those jets don’t fly without avionics

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many aspects to what makes an aircraft fly and one of the most important are the electronic components. When something such as the aircraft’s radar isn’t working correctly, it is the job of the Avionics Intermediate Shop Airmen to diagnose and fix the issue.

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It’s all smiles at 56DS

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Derek Podesta, 56th DS central instrument processing center NCO-in-charge, wraps sterilized instruments at Luke. Podesta ensures sterilized dental instruments are maintained and available for use by the dental staff.   Senior Airman Dennis Davila, 56th DS dental laboratory technician, waxes a crown at Luke.   Andrea Dodd, 56th Dental Squadron dental assistant, cleans…

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

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56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in a ceremony at 7:56 a.m. July 24 in Hangar 999. To RSVP, call Master Sgt. Meshawn Guevara at 623-856-7579. Feds Feed Families The 7th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive is now under…

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Did you know? Access cards available at NOSC …

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Senior Airman James Hensley Did you know you can get your Common Access Card identification replaced at the Navy Operations Support Center on Luke Air Force Base? Petty Ofc. 1st Class Abigail Dumbaugh, NOSC Phoenix operations superintendent, takes a customer’s CAC ID card for renewal.

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POP Quiz

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1. Luke Air Force Base is the largest ____ in the U.S Air Force. A. Fighter wing B. Operations wing C. Bomb wing 2. ____ is the commander at Luke AFB. A. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus B. Gen. Robin Rand C. Maj. Gen. Leonard Patrick 3. The next Luke AFB air show is in March…

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