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56th MDG celebrates 40th

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

The 56th Medical Group celebrated the 40th birthday of its building Nov. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The MDG provides physical and mental health care for military and retirees in the surrounding area. While the event was for the building, it centered on the accomplishments of the Airmen.

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NFL Play 60

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Michael Taylor, second child from right, son of Tech. Sgt. Brian Taylor, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron low observables craftsman, gives low-fives to NFL 2015 pro bowlers Jan. 21 at Luke Elementary School.   Matthew Stafford, No. 9, Detroit Lions quarterback, and Golden Tate, Detroit Lions wide receiver, along with other NFL pro bowlers visited Luke…

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Chief of staff visits Luke

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, spent time meeting with Airmen and leadership Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Welsh highlighted Airman health, wellness and quality of life activities. He also reviewed the progress made in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program at Luke….

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Singing historian: Luke civilian adds culture to Arizona communities

Posted April 20, 2012 by Photo and story by Chief Master Sgt. Larry Schneck

His repertoire includes a boisterous collection of sea shanties and the world’s best love songs – not what most Air Force historians would list as their areas of expertise. Rick Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian…

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Luke automated switchboard service

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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Street Beat – August 10, 2012

Posted August 10, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incident July 27 through Aug. 2:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving and 11 nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents July 30: Security forces responded to a report of a trailer dislodged from a truck at the intersection of Eagle Street and Bong Lane. Patrols…

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‘Baby of Bataan’ shares story, wisdom

Posted September 28, 2012 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

Most 14-year-old boys are starting high school and concerned with meeting girls or playing sports, but not so for retired Staff Sgt. Joseph Johnson, who at that tender age enlisted in the Army in 1940.

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Moving ‘pieces’ big job for LRS

Posted November 9, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Whether it’s moving people, household goods or military equipment, Airmen from the Luke Air Force Base Traffic Management Office handle it all.

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News Briefs – January 25, 2013

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Savings on homes Balfour Beatty Communities (Luke family housing) is currently offering three-bedroom renovated homes for $1,100 per month with a one-year lease for E-1 through E-5 active-duty military members only. With an allotted base allowance for housing of $1,287 for those ranks and $1,461 for E-5, members can save money through the basic allowance…

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Luke’s History – EXTREME weather …

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Intense storms caused the Dysart Drainage Canal north of base to overflow Oct. 20, 1992, which resulted in more than $3 million in damages to base housing. The base flooded because of land subsiding 17 feet due to long-term pumping of ground water used by the base and local farmers.   Heavy rains flooded Luke…

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