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News Briefs October 18, 2013

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61st FS reactivation The 61st Fighter Squadron will reactivate as an F-35 Lightning II training squadron in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Club Five Six. Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will assume command. Boots to business The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is featuring a two-day transition assistance program…

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EOD blows it up

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

The sun blazed down as they hiked and climbed through the rough terrain. As the search for improvised explosive devices continued they were forced into a defensive stance, firing at enemy targets.

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MDOS decons victims in exercise

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airmen from 56th Medical Operations Squadron took part in a decontamination exercise Oct. 10 at the 56th Medical Group clinic.

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Hard work, mentors lead to big block party success

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Photo by Staff Sgt.NESTOR CRUZ Luke Airmen engage their opponents in a game of tug-o-war Oct. 4 at Fowler Park. LEAD council members hosted a block party featuring games, food, music and a bouncy castle for children. Summer may be over, but the weather was just right Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base for…

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Attention Thunderbolts: There’s a new focus in town

Posted October 11, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. MARQUIA GILES

Luke has initiated a new force – Team Re-Focus. This is not your ordinary professional development group. With our slogan of “Keepin’ it real!” and combined with the back to basics campaign approach, Team Re-Focus is a group of motivated NCOs armed with the drive and knowledge to realign the effectiveness of our NCO core…

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107th inactivates

Posted October 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell, Arizona Air National Guard commander, holds the 107th Air Control Squadron flag Sept. 30 as Maj. Trey Shewbert, 107th ACS outgoing commander, slides the cover over the top of the flag, signaling the inactivation of the unit at Luke Air Force Base. The 107th ACS provided command and control for thousands…

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Fighter squadrons improve community

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 310th Fighter Squadron shovel rock into a wheelbarrow Saturday during a Habitat for Humanity event in Surprise. Airmen completed landscaping and painted a courtyard for four homes. More than 40 Luke Airmen stepped up to help the community in a home improvement challenge. Four Luke Air Force Base…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

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Free club membership Join Club Five Six by Dec. 31 to receive free dues for three months, be enrolled in the free cash back rewards program and receive an instant win scratch-off ticket worth $5 to $100. Air Force Clubs offer members numerous free and inexpensive activities including discounts on meals, an annual $25,000 scholarship…

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Luke’s own selected for Heroes Cup

Posted October 4, 2013 by JAYSON BURNS

Senior Airman Ronald Gore, 56th Communications Squadron Airfield Systems journeyman, winds up his swing at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Gore has been selected to participate in the Heroes Cup later this month. Scheduled to be broadcasted on The Golf Channel later this year, the Heroes Cup Foundation will hold its aptly named Heroes Cup, a…

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Vegas: Family Friendly

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Popular culture has painted an image of Las Vegas as an adult playground filled with booze, exotic dancers and mobsters.

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