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Flashover chamber vital training for firefighters

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman1st Class GRACE LEE

Steven Kinkade Steven Kinkade Student firefighters prepare to exit the flashover chamber at the Luke Air Force Base fire training area May 4. Luke firefighters use the flashover chamber to educate and train firefighters on the warning signs of a flashover before it occurs. The life of a firefighter consists of a multitude of emergency…

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This Week in History: June 21

Posted June 21, 2013 by

The Phoenix metro area had been growing for several decades. Courtesy Photo The original Community Initiatives Team was made up of, from left, Rusty Mitchell, Eric Binkley, Mike Hanson and Bob Dubsky. As a result of a number of local development decisions and the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, Williams Air Force Base, 50…

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Housing officials reward residents for best-kept yard

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

How would you like to win a $100 gift card simply for taking care of your lawn? Balfour Beatty Communities created the “Yard of the Month” program to recognize and inspire base housing residents to take pride in their homes and better their quality of life by improving their landscaping in the Luke Air Force…

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308th signs on to clean up

Posted June 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Airman 1st ClassGRACE LEE Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, middle back row, Adopt-A-Street representatives and 308th Fighter Squadron pilots pose June 7 at the northwest corner of Glendale Avenue and Dysart Road. The Adopt-A-Street program invites the community, civic organizations, private businesses and individuals to help keep up the overall appearance of local streets. The Glendale…

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Luke looks back at F-35 mission

Posted June 14, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Samuel King Jr. The pilot and crew chief salute each other as the F-16 Fighting Falcon taxies toward the runway for another sortie Sept. 6, 2012, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. With an average of 106 takeoffs per day and an inventory of 138 F-16 Fighting Falcons, it would have been easy to not…

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Luke community rallies to help Oklahoma victims

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club and 56th Fighter Wing Chapel staff rallied their members to gather donations for victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

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Exchange launches eReceipts program

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Air Force Exchange Services

Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. “Purchase receipts by email…

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Exchange shoppers turn old phones into cash

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Air Force Exchange Services

Military shoppers who have an old cell phone or two lying around gathering dust can now trade them in for credit toward a Smart Phone upgrade at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center. A trade-in can result in instant credit toward the purchase of a new Smart Phone, accessory or even insurance for…

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Thunderbolts lead by lightning

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Luke Air Force Base Airmen gathered May 29 and 30 to attend a seminar hosted by the Lightning Leadership committee. The kickoff to the Lighting Leadership initiative included two sessions daily, one for Airmen and one for NCOs. Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, handpicked leaders from across base to be…

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Luke Airmen join Arizona StandDown, helps homeless vets

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Members of Luke Air Force Base joined to help homeless veterans in the state during the 12th annual Arizona StandDown.

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