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In Brief

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Flightline feast The Luke Air Force Base Chapel is featuring a free flightline feast at 5:30 p.m. until the food runs out Dec. 7 behind Hangar 914. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, soup, rolls and more are included. Golf tournament The Luke Air Force Base Hockey Club is hosting a golf tournament at 7 a.m….

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People First

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Art contest…

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Changes made in security clearance, background checks

Posted November 3, 2017 by by RON HOOVER

It is everyone’s responsibility to report potential derogatory information to the designated unit security manager when an incident occurs on or off Luke Air Force Base. Failure to report potential information could impact a person’s clearance, the mission and ultimately a person’s career. Continuous Evaluation is a new requirement and process that has been implemented…

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Street Beat

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo and Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 25 through Oct. 22 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 77 moving and nine nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 27: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the medical facility. A vehicle struck another vehicle while backing…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday, but in a historical sense it is not truly a holiday i.e. a “holy day.” Bear with me for a moment, I’m not suggesting you change the way you use the…

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Ex-NFL player visits base …

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist Herschel Walker shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Ned McCaster, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 integrated avionics specialist, Oct. 3 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base. Walker spoke about his life, facing adversity, resiliency and described some…

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Teamwork, planning results in end of year funding for Luke projects

Posted November 3, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The 2017 fiscal year ended and money distributed to fund all projects on the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., consolidated resources and requirements list.

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Kachina Gate temporarily closed

Posted November 3, 2017 by

The Kachina Gate will be closed on Nov. 2, 3, 6, and 7 for construction. The North Gate will be opening at 6 a.m.to accomodate for the Kachina Gate being closed. Normal gate hours will continue on Nov. 8.

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RAAF commander visits Australian F-35A team

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, commander, Air Combat Group of the Royal Australian Air Force, speaks with members of the Australian F-35A Transition Team embedded with the 61st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit during a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2017. Kitcher spoke…

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The 56th Medical Operation Squadron spread domestic violence awareness

Posted October 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Senior Airman John Schwanterlik, 56th Medical Support Squadron out-patient records technician, pins a purple ribbon on a Domestic Violence Awareness Month pot at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2017. Purple is the dedicated color to honor domestic violence awareness month. In October 1987, the…

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