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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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News Briefs May 8, 2015

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62nd FS stand up The 62nd Fighter Squadron will stand up in a ceremony at 8:02 a.m. June 5 in Hangar 999. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana will assume command. The squadron will fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Mother’s Day brunch Club Five Six is offering a Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to…

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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Fitness challenge honors EOD warriors

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Saturday was National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day. In recognition of this, the 56th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight sponsored the second annual Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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944th ASTS hosts unique joint training exercise

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

“Operation Patriot Bluebird,” a mass casualty exercise, kicked off May 1 at Luke Air Force Base with a simulated scenario of a passenger bus being hit by an improvised explosive device blast causing several injuries

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