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News Briefs August 16, 2013

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AF ball The Air Force Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Main Ballroom of the Wigwam Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park. Luke Air Force Base members can purchase tickets from their group representative today through Aug. 30. For more information, call 623-856-7009. 607th ACS changes command Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter…

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Getting to know you …

Posted August 16, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Jenn Rothstein, right, spouse of Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, welcomes spouses new to Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8 during a spouse talk and tour. The tour, sponsored by the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center, is designed to introduce spouses to their new Air Force community.

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Luke commissary returns to normal operating hours

Posted August 16, 2013 by www.commissaries.com

FORT LEE, Va. – Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules Sunday. That announcement came from DeCA Director and CEO Joseph Jeu in the wake of the Defense Department’s Aug. 6 decision to reduce furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. “This is welcome news for us all,” Jeu said….

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It takes a village …

Posted August 16, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base features many services that support the military community. From chaplain services to the education center, the base has much to offer for Luke Airmen.

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Tombstone – town too tough to die

Posted August 16, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Steely-eyed gunslingers, the rumble of galloping hooves and the sweet chill of sarsaparilla on a hot Arizona day may sound like items from a western movie but in Tombstone, these elements are still as alive as they were in the late 1800s.

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Youth program points teens to success

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Members of the Keystone Club Teen Council meet July 26 to discuss upcoming events at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The council is a teen character building and citizenship program enabling members to network and resolve issues impacting military teens. Preteens and teens at the Luke Air Force Base Youth…

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MWDs honored at Dog Days of Summer event

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Lindsey Thompson, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, and Wax, 56th SFS military working dog, are interviewed by local media about their participation in the annual Dogs Days of Summer event. Thompson and Wax have worked together as a team for more than a year. A military working dog…

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Future soccer champs train at Luke

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Senior Airman David Owsianka Children dribble soccer balls Aug. 2 during the U.K. International Soccer Camp at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The camp took place from July 29 through Aug. 2 for children ages 6 to 12. For more information on 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center activities, call (623) 856-7470.

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Top Knife program produces cutting-edge flight doctors

Posted August 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JENNA SARVINSKI

Growing up in Lebanon, 2nd Lt. Billy-Joe Liane never dreamed he would be where he is today. However, the opportunity to be a part of the American culture he had closely followed as a child presented itself, and he took it.

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Natural disaster training

Posted August 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

  56th Medical Group Airmen strap down a patient to a litter who simulated passing out during the exercise. The exercise gave responders the opportunity to use life-saving skills in a training environment.     Airmen from the 56th MDG set up a decontamination shower tent during a severe thunderstorm exercise Aug. 1 on Luke…

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