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‘Day of Hope’ inspires Airmen to mentor children in need

Posted June 15, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Ryan Witt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services engineer, shows equipment on Engine 364 to the children of Childhelp at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 12, 2018. Children spent time touring Fire Station 361’s living quarters, equipment and vehicles. Airmen gathered outside of the…

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Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard’s final flight

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, smiles as he sees his family waiting for him after his final sortie as commander at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 8, 2018. A pilot’s final flight at an assignment is an occasion steeped in tradition and celebration….

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56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

Posted June 11, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

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Luke Air Force Base Hensman Dining Facility

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Kurt Yearwood, a 56th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, searches through different spices as he prepares a freshly cooked dinner at the Hensman Dining Facility June 7, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Hensman Dining Facility provides a variety of…

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Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Posted June 11, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

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‘Fatal Left Turn’ car, motorcycle safety

Posted June 8, 2018 by

Luke AFB is kicking off it’s summer safety series with motorcycle safety. With the beautiful weather, riders are getting out more so make sure to look out for them on the road. Be safe and happy riding!

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56th LRS Individual Protect Equipment Journeymen ensure an efficient deployment line

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Jasmyn Marshall, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protection Equipment journeyman, rehearses a deployment equipment distribution scenario with Staff Sgt. Hannah Hendry, 56th LRS IPE supervisor, June 4, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Practicing pre-deployment processes helps ensure a fast and efficient…

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Luke family’s blind son awarded service dog

Posted June 1, 2018 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. CLINTON ATKINS

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…

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Luke AFB ADAPT clinic Knowing alcohol limits can save self, others

Posted June 1, 2018 by by Senior Airman MALACHI SPELLER

What is your awareness of alcohol? Are you one of the 17.6 million people who suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence or engage in risky, binge-drinking patterns?” According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, that’s the number of citizens in the United States who experience those concerns. But it doesn’t have to…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …No “Sirs” allowed: Observation from the Table

Posted June 1, 2018 by

There is something altogether refreshing about our military culture where the words “sir” and “ma’am” are firmly ingrained in our vocabulary. I’m a bit old school, and I was born and raised in the South where these terms were drilled into my speech pattern from an early age; so these words are comfortable and pleasant…

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