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CDC employees attend physical education seminar

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Dr. Diane H. Craft, a physical education professor, demonstrates a clean-up activity during a seminar Sept. 5, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During Craft’s seminar Child Development Center employees and partner civilian agencies learned about the importance of how children being physically active reduces…

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Refugee to Airman

Posted September 12, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The memories are vivid for her. A recent trip to a Jamba Juice had stoked a particularly powerful one after a sip of a wheatgrass beverage. The fields around the camp were wheatgrass, and she could remember their taste, the way they felt against her skin as she ran through them in one of the few ways she could play.

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56 EMS AGE Flight

Posted September 12, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Airman 1st Class Maiah Rambach, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight technician, fastens a bolt on an F-16 Fighting Falcon C-10 air conditioner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 6, 2018. The AGE Flight maintains aircraft support equipment such as poly alpha olefin…

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Luke AFB remembers 9/11

Posted September 12, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, four aircraft were hijacked and flown into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, N.Y., the Pentagon, Va., and into a field in Stonycreek Township, Penn.

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Luke AFB Chaplain Corps feed flightline personnel

Posted September 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Volunteers from the Catholic and Protestant community serve Airmen during the Flightline Feast Sept. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Events such as the Flightline Feast help build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual…

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MPF streamlines check-in to improve service to Thunderbolts

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, checks in with the new kiosk at the 56th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight customer service office Aug. 29, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. With the new kiosk, customer service Airmen are…

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Follow your dreams …

Posted September 6, 2018 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai/Rich McManus

Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai/Rich McManus Graduating basic training is an exciting achievement for many but for Airman 1st Class Akwasi Agyeman-Prempeh, 56th Force Support Squadron Food Services apprentice, it was a dream come true. After dealing with hardships in his past, he now makes it his goal to support his family and become the…

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In Brief

Posted September 6, 2018 by

Retiree Appreciation Day Luke Air Force Base Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Navy Operations Support Center. Flu, shingle, pneumonia and tetanus shots will be given. Displays and demonstrations include weapons, military working dogs and more. The commissary and exchange will also feature sidewalk sales. Participants must have an…

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Only you can prevent storm water pollution

Posted September 6, 2018 by by CARL MOSER

With the arrival of monsoon, storm water is flowing once again into the drains. Storm water runoff is mostly transported along streets, curbs, open channels, and other conveyances that flow directly to retention or infiltration basins, city parks, green zones, community lakes, washes, and nearby canals. Storm water picks up debris and other pollutants while…

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Thunderbolt takes action, saves three families

Posted September 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Powerful gusts waded between the rows of houses lining the street of a sunny suburb of Manteca, California. It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. He had just left his aunt’s house, a stop along…

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