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News Briefs November 21, 2014

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Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Kids cooking class Kids Kamp Cooking Class is 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 8 to 12 and 7 to 9 p.m. for ages…

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T-bolt fights fire with ‘girl power’

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Senior Airman Ashley Eisenbarth, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services operator and driver, poses Nov. 12 outside of Luke’s Fire Station 1. Eisenbarth is the only female firefighter stationed at Luke. Her supervisor describes her as a sparkplug that is willing to go the extra mile and always gets the…

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Base celebrates Native American heritage

Posted November 21, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE 56th

Grace Lee Clark Tenakhongva, Hopi Tribe guest speaker, sings a traditional song from his tribe Nov. 14 in celebration of Native American Indian Heritage Month during a luncheon in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. The purpose of the luncheon was to reach out to the local community and also to educate Luke…

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Family counselor teaches Airmen life skills

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Military life can be stressful, and it’s good to know you have someone in your corner to talk to. The 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center military and family life counselors are there to support service members and their families during difficult times. “Military families face unique challenges,” said a 56th FSS…

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Exchange holiday return policy gives peace of mind

Posted November 21, 2014 by Courtesy of AAFES

To make gift-giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange’s standard policy allows returns from 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange policy extends these terms through Jan….

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Sky gets coined …

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, coins Sky “Raider” Schipper, 5, Nov. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Schipper participated in the pilot for a day program. He joined the 309th Fighter Squadron for a meet-and-greet with the commander and other staff, was shown how pilots suit-up, got an up-close-and-personal look at an…

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310th AMU keeps fight in sky

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

They arrive to their work centers ready for whatever the day has for them and often find themselves on long shifts during all hours of the day. They always come prepared to do whatever it takes on the ground to make sure jets remain ready for the sky. They are the Airmen of the 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.

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56th MDG celebrates 40th

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

The 56th Medical Group celebrated the 40th birthday of its building Nov. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The MDG provides physical and mental health care for military and retirees in the surrounding area. While the event was for the building, it centered on the accomplishments of the Airmen.

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Luke conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted November 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior AirmanDevante Williams Members of the 56th Medical Group and Southwest Med Evac air ambulance team members prepare to air evacuate a simulated victim during the exercise Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted for first responders, base personnel and local agencies to practice real-world events. Luke Air Force Base conducted…

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