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People First

Posted August 4, 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. Air Force…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … Getting back up

Posted August 4, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.” ~ George A. Custer, 19th century American Cavalry commander Getting back up is an indispensable quality.  We must acquire this quality or suffer for its lack.  This quality will serve you well, it will enable you…

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Street Beat

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 28 through July 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 105 moving and 15 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 28: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. SFS issued one citation. There…

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Around Luke

Posted August 4, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Slotten, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M Goldwater Range.

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Future Leaders visit Luke

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

A group of cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy are at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., look this week receiving an in-depth look at how Luke is building the future of airpower.

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EOD Airman finds balance on ice

Posted July 31, 2017 by Staff Sgt Jensen Stidham

An electric, jolt of energy rushed through his veins. “Hold still, don’t move,” he screamed. A land mine had been dusted off by the impact of his team leader’s right boot. Instantly training kicked in, Knelange and his team started the procedure to safely get their fellow Airman away from the land mine and back into the vehicle.

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R4R program aims to get airmen out of dorms

Posted July 26, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Arriving at a new base means having to adjust to being away from friends and family. The 56th Force Support Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., offers a program through Outdoor Recreation designed to ease transition for single service members arriving at Luke. Previously known as the Single Airman Program, Recharge for Resiliency is…

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Air Traffic Control Tower

Posted July 26, 2017 by

The Airmen in the air traffic control tower work every day to ensure pilot safety and making sure all air and ground operations run smoothly as we build the future of air power.

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Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Posted July 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Posted July 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

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