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News Briefs Nov, 14, 2014

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Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Scholarships The Air Force Aid Society is offering scholarships to dependent children of active duty, Title 10 Reserve, Title 32 AGR, retired, retired Reserve…

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NASCAR action

Posted November 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Air Force Base Airmen hold U.S. flags during the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 introduction ceremony Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Veterans, active-duty military members and their families were front and center for the race as NASCAR honored their service and sacrifice for the nation.

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Airmen’s Attic has something for everyone

Posted November 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

For many first-term Airmen, it can be difficult to be on their own. Being able to afford basic necessities doesn’t always come easy on an Airman’s income, even more so for those with dependents. Most Air Force bases have a place where Airmen can find some goods and help ease the strain on their budget.

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Luke Airman, Family Readiness Center hosts fall job fair

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Businesses from across the region gathered to participate in a job fair hosted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center. The event was open to active-duty service members, dependents and retirees Nov. 5 in Club Five Six.

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Holiday Season prep: Fall into fitness … Luke offers choices

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Navy Reserve Jonathan Gonzalez, Alpha Platoon equipment operator, shoots a basket over the defensive attempt of Brian Koech, brother of Staff Sgt. Wilson Koech, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron shipment planning NCO in charge, at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Gonzalez made the shot to tie up the pick-up basketball game.   Yong…

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Theisen returns home to command 944 MSG

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

During a change-of-command ceremony Nov. 2, Col. Paul Theisen took the reins from Col. Anne Gunter as the new commander of the 944th Mission Support Group.

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

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Native American Indian Heritage November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. The theme this year is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Activities include a 5k fun run at 7 a.m. at the 944th Fighter Wing building and a luncheon at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Club Five Six. Clark Tenakhongva, an award-winning…

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Mentoring Laveen elementary students for the future

Posted November 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Luke Air Force Base Airmen talk to students Oct. 24 at Laveen Elementary school in Laveen. The Airmen talked about their careers in the Air Force and some goals the students should think about for their future. Everyone needs help from time to time, and children are no different. Airmen from…

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Kilroy was here

Posted November 7, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland “Kilroy was here” is drawn on the back of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Kilroy was a famous icon of the war and served as a symbol to let troops know an area was safe and cleared by U.S. troops. He guided Soldiers through ravaged Europe and served…

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A different kind of vet MWDs in the fight

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Mayo, a 10-year-old 56th SFS MWD German shepherd has been on eight deployments and 45 missions where he found multiple explosives, saving numerous lives and earning an Air Force Combat Action Medal. Mayo was diagnosed with lumbar disease and lupus a few months ago and will officially retire in February 2015. “Mr. Mayo is a…

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