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Water tower welcomes all to Fighter Country

Posted February 21, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

Driving down Litchfield Road in front of Luke Air Force Base, one can’t help but see three things: F-16 Fighting Falcons, the Maj. Troy Gilbert Memorial Bridge and the “Fighter Country” water tower. One of these things has been part of the base’s history longer than the others combined. The water tower, managed by the…

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Marines train, become MCMAP instructors

Posted February 21, 2014 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Marines from across the country joined forces at Luke Air Force Base to complete a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor course. The course began Feb. 3 and concluded Feb. 15 with 27 new MCMAP instructors.

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T-bolt Lanes celebrate Airmen on final day

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Airman Jack Taylor, 56th Mission Support Group knowledge operations manager, bowls for a spare Feb. 7 at Thunderbolt Lanes on Luke Air Force Base. The bowling center had an appreciation day for dedicated customers where bowling and food were free. The Thunderbolt Lanes closed Feb. 7 with a final celebration of…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

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Finance office hours The finance office will close at 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Normal office hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24. For more information, call 623-856-6035. African American Heritage luncheon The African American Heritage luncheon is 11 a.m. Feb. 28 in Club Five Six. The guest speaker is Cloves Campbell Jr., Arizona Informant…

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Fire Station 361 facilities get facelift

Posted February 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Contractors work on the new shower facilities Feb. 7 at Luke Air Force Base Fire Station 361. The fire station is adding more sinks, urinals, showers and lockers to accommodate an increase in manning. Luke Air Force Base Fire Station 361’s bathroom will get a much needed renovation throughout the next…

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EOD clears range

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

After a long day of dropping bombs and firing missiles at targets, hard work and caution are needed to clean up the Barry M. Goldwater Range.

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Thunderbolts assist Heroes of Silent Angels

Posted February 14, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

When most people think of medieval times, knights, and squires, it doesn’t usually also bring modern medical disorders to mind. But the members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms are striving to do just that.

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FSS holds town hall meetings on force shaping

Posted February 7, 2014 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Luke Air Force Base Airmen were provided with information on several new force management programs Jan. 29 and 30 during town hall meetings at the Luke AFB theater. “The force management program has been implemented to meet congressionally mandated end strength for current and future mission requirements,” said Lt. Col. Todd Ladd, 56th Force Support…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

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Street construction Road construction will begin next week and will result in one to two lane closures on streets on base. The dates of construction are Feb. 13 to 17 on Super Saber Street, March 17 to 28 on Starfighter Street and 143rd Avenue, and Feb. 24 to March 7 on Fighter Country Avenue. For…

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Contracting supports local economy, flying mission

Posted January 31, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

From maintaining the airfield and maintenance equipment to custodial services and hangar upkeep, personnel in the 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base not only handle all the contracts for the base but their work also helps stimulate the local economy. “Most of the contracts we handle are for the base’s construction, demolitions and…

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