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Barry M. Goldwater Range celebrates 75 Years

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Barry M. Goldwater Range since its acquisition.

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Airman finds peace in hiking

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For Staff Sgt. Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron readiness & mortuary affairs technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hiking is his way of decompressing.

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Knocking leukemia out of the park

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through love, hope and the help of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a Citizen Airman and his family celebrated defeating cancer with a trip to the ballpark. Mason Weedman, 6, son of Carrie and Maj. Aaron Weedman, 69th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3….

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VIP visits Luke …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, head of the Air Education and Training Command, Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, 56th FW command chief, depart the flightline Oct. 19 following Roberson’s arrival at Luke Air Force Base. Roberson, along with a group of civic leaders from communities…

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Luke Exchange announces 2016 Toyland toy book featuring ‘Military Brat-Approved’ toys

Posted November 4, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military kids hone in on the perfect holiday gift idea to find at the Luke Exchange with its 2016 Toyland toy book released worldwide Nov. 4. Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys and girls of all ages, the Toyland toy book features a special…

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STREET BEAT

Posted November 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Christopher Washburn and Lance Housh

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 3 through 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 66 moving and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 4: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the base exchange parking garage. There were no injuries….

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Newly renovated Community Commons gets its ribbon cutting

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vide commander at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was joined by Arizona Cardinals football players and cheerleaders to cut the ribbon for the Community Commons at building 700 Oct. 25, 2016, in celebration of its grand opening.

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Young thunderbolts learn about deployments

Posted October 24, 2016 by Airman First Class Mota

The 56th Force Support Squadron’s staff held its biannual mock deployment event at the Ability to Survive and Operate area Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Building Partnerships

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Airmen from the 944th Civil Engineering Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped strengthen the relationship between the Department of Defense and a Navaho community in Gallup, N.M., recently.

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Knocking Leukemia out of the park

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr

Through love, hope, and the help of Phoenix Children’s Hospital a Citizen Airman and his family celebrated defeating cancer with a trip to the ballpark.

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