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Luke members prepare to walk across country

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior AirmanDAVID OWSIANKA Retired Chief Master Sgt. Barry Lewis walks around the track during the Viking Challenge April 5 at the Luke Air Force Base track. Lewis walked during the 10-hour event in preparation for walking from Phoenix to his home town of Fredericktown, Penn. What is the first thing you intend to do after…

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Enlisted spouses give back to community

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Members of the Luke Air Base Enlisted Spouses’ Club discuss items from the agenda July 23 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center. Luke’s ESC is a diverse group of spouses from all walks of life that represent a variety of skills, talents and interests. In the entrance…

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Former Luke boss takes reigns of Air Force safety enterprise

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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer assumed the duties of Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center July 15. Reporting directly to the Air Force chief of staff, Neubauer develops, executes and evaluates Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear…

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Critical Days of Summer mid-campaign message

Posted August 2, 2013 by Maj. Gen. KURT NEUBAUER

As your new Air Force Chief of Safety, my sole purpose is to preserve our most critical asset – you! We’re halfway through the Critical Days of Summer campaign, an important milestone since we’ve historically seen an upsurge in fatalities in the second half of the season. We can help turn this trend around by…

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Top Hats graduate 15 into combat air force

Posted August 2, 2013 by Lt. Col. JON WHEELER Jr.

Basic F-16 course class 13-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat-ready F-16 pilots. When they graduate today, they will continue the legacy of 310th Fighter Squadron trained fighter pilots who have fought in every war from World War II to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya….

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SFS trains for real-world shooter

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron recently completed active shooter scenario training at the Luke Air Force Base SFS training building June 19 and at the Phoenix Police Academy “shoot house” July 24.

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Daughter of Luke’s own attends MLB Pitch Hit Run

Posted July 26, 2013 by JAYSON BURNS

Courtesy photo Grace Lyons, 13, daughter of Lt. Col. John Lyons, 69th Fighter Squadron, participates in the national finals for Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run competition July 15 in New York City. Grace Lyons, 13, attended the annual National Finals for Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition in the girls’ softball…

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Shoplifting affects more than exchange’s bottom line

Posted July 26, 2013 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Editor’s note: This is the last of a series of articles on shoplifting at Luke. When items disappear from some off-base retailers due to shoplifting, it hurts those companies’ ability turn a profit and benefit stockholders. However, when shoplifting happens at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange, the effects cut deeper. “The reason the Luke…

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News Briefs July 26, 2013

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Air Force Ball golf tournament The 2013 Air Force Ball golf tournament is a four-person team scramble at 7 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park. Registration is 6 a.m. and the sign-up deadline is Sept. 3. The cost is $40 per military and retirees and $50 per civilian and distinguished…

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Construction on track for F-35 basing

Posted July 26, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Once just plans on paper, the F-35 training facilities at Luke Air Force Base are quickly becoming a reality.

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