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SFS trains for real-world shooter

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron recently completed active shooter scenario training at the Luke Air Force Base SFS training building June 19 and at the Phoenix Police Academy “shoot house” July 24.

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Daughter of Luke’s own attends MLB Pitch Hit Run

Posted July 26, 2013 by JAYSON BURNS

Courtesy photo Grace Lyons, 13, daughter of Lt. Col. John Lyons, 69th Fighter Squadron, participates in the national finals for Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run competition July 15 in New York City. Grace Lyons, 13, attended the annual National Finals for Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition in the girls’ softball…

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Shoplifting affects more than exchange’s bottom line

Posted July 26, 2013 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Editor’s note: This is the last of a series of articles on shoplifting at Luke. When items disappear from some off-base retailers due to shoplifting, it hurts those companies’ ability turn a profit and benefit stockholders. However, when shoplifting happens at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange, the effects cut deeper. “The reason the Luke…

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News Briefs July 26, 2013

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Air Force Ball golf tournament The 2013 Air Force Ball golf tournament is a four-person team scramble at 7 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park. Registration is 6 a.m. and the sign-up deadline is Sept. 3. The cost is $40 per military and retirees and $50 per civilian and distinguished…

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Construction on track for F-35 basing

Posted July 26, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Once just plans on paper, the F-35 training facilities at Luke Air Force Base are quickly becoming a reality.

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Justice Report

Posted July 26, 2013 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in June: 56th Maintenance Group Article 15s A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for failure to obey a lawful order. The member received a suspended reduction to E-4, forfeiture of $500 pay and a reprimand. Demotions A senior airman was…

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England tour provides total force initiative for 944th LRS

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. JOSHUA NASON

The 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels section traveled across the Atlantic July 15 for its annual tour at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England.

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News Briefs July 29, 2013

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AF ball – save the date The Air Force Ball is Sept. 14 at the Wigwam Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park in the Main Ballroom. The theme is Evolution of Airpower. Invitations will follow. Look for more details in upcoming issues of the Thunderbolt. Backpacks of Love The annual Backpacks of Love drive has…

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Street Beat – July 19, 2013

Posted July 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Chris VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following situations July 4 through 11. Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident adjacent to Bldg 400. There were no injuries. Emergency responses July 8: Security forces responded to a…

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News Briefs July 12, 2013

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AF ball – Save the date The Air Force Ball is Sept. 14 at the Wigwam Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park in the Main Ballroom. The theme is Evolution of Airpower. Invitations will follow. Look for more details in upcoming issues of the Thunderbolt. Finance office hours change The finance customer service office will…

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