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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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News Briefs August 29, 2015

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will begin an active-shooter exercise between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday. It is expected to continue throughout the day. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruption of…

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SARC receive annual training

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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Pronghorn home on range

Posted August 28, 2015 by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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Shopping Exchange pays Q-O-L dividends

Posted August 28, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Luke Air Force Base generated $522,974 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including Club Five Six, Bryant Fitness…

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Reserve IPs support F-35 mission

Posted August 25, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, left, and Maj. Eric Puels, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pilots, stand in front of an F-35 Lightning II on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Air Force Reserve pilots at Luke are contributing to Luke’s mission by teaching future F-35 pilots how to fly, fight and…

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Prevent storm water pollution during monsoon

Posted August 21, 2015 by Marc Yalom

Courtesy photo The storm drain inlet gates at the POL yard remain closed to prevent potentially contaminated storm runoff from entering the storm sewer system. Heavy winds, thunder, lightning, dust and intense, local rainfall define the Arizona monsoon. The seasonal rainfall supports the unique desert ecology of our area. In the developed parts of our…

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News Briefs August 21, 2015

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Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 3. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruption of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions,…

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Operation Patriot Angler gets off to cool start

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

Members of the 944th Fighter Wing departed Luke Air Force Base July 25 leaving behind temperatures closing in on the century mark and were greeted five hours later at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, by a breezy 65 degrees which was a great start to the 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron 2015 annual tour. The 944th LRS…

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