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Airmen share glimpse of future with students

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Luke Air Force Base Airmen volunteered at Esperanza Elementary School career day to talk about their jobs in the Air Force.

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Police Week remembers fallen

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nationwide event to remember police officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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This week in history

Posted May 29, 2015 by Rick Griset,

May 25, 2005: Polish air force visits Luke Courtesy photo An historic event occurred Oct. 5, 1989, when Soviet Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Yazov, left, and a group of 29 Soviet officials visited Luke Air Force Base. The visit was part of a program to foster contacts between military and defense officials from both nations….

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U.S. Paralympics team trains on Luke turf

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center opened its doors to more than 14 U.S. Paralympic competitors May 12 through 15 to prepare for the Desert Challenge Games that took place May 17 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

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Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiitng Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. Open to civilians and all ranks of enlisted and officers….

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NVG inspection

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Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Jose Ochoa, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, does a 180-day inspection on night-vision goggles at Luke Air Force Base. NVGs are mainly used by pilots to perform night flying. Other aircrew flight equipment inspections are for helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, anti-gravitation garments,…

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Free summer camp open to EFMP kids

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senaida Larson

With schools getting ready to dismiss students for the summer, parents are looking for safe, fun activities for their children. Parents with exceptional family member children may have difficulty finding the right activities. A parent needs to ensure the child will get the supervised care needed, which sometimes includes medical care. That is why the…

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Weapons loading team under watchful eye

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Freelove loads an AIM-120 missile onto an F-16.   Staff Sgt. Jacob Freelove, right, 56th Maintenance Group weapons standardization team chief, and Airman 1st Class Emmylou Hermanson, 56th MXG weapons standardization team member, perform weapon loading procedures at Luke Air Force Base. The team was evaluated on their performance every step of the process.  …

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Air field manager learns to fly

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Almost everyone has a hobby. Some hike or bowl, while others paint or sculpt. Staff Sgt. Mark Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of air field management training, flies a plane.

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Air Show returning March 19-20, 2016

Posted May 8, 2015 by 56th FWPA

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Luke’s newest jet, the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, on March 16, 2014, during the Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing will host an air show March 19 and 20, 2016. The…

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