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Base practices response to bomb attacks

Posted May 31, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base Airmen and civilians conducted a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosives exercise May 22.

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Luke AFB makes tumor patient’s dream come true

Posted July 12, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Glenn Schallman listens as 1st Lt. Patrick Nolan, 308th Fighter Squadron pilot, goes over the controls of an F-16 on the flightline June 20 at Luke Air Force Base. Schallman suffers from a rare form of brain tumor that was deemed inoperable in 2002. Glenn Schallman suffers from a rare form…

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ITT opens new annex at base exchange

Posted August 30, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

For those who like to explore or like to travel, there is a place on Luke Air Force Base that offers military personnel and affiliates discounts on tickets, airfare and more. The 56th Force Support Squadron opened an Information, Tickets and Travel satellite office Saturday at the base exchange to provide Airmen with a convenient…

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Airmen serve to honor fallen

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

It’s silent except for the clicks resonating from the shoes of six honor guardsmen coming toward the funeral party. In unison they stop, come to attention and march forward to begin the honors for a fallen serviceman.

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2013: The Year in Photos

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Published in January Senior Airman Jason Colbert Members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron and 56th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technicians tend to a simulated victim Jan. 30 during an exercise designed to test the ability of emergency teams to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency. Senior Airman Devante Williams Retired Chief Master…

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Pilot training exhausting, challenging, rewarding

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The 308th Fighter Squadron has more than 45 pilots who are dedicated to the training and certification of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. But the FS only gets the new pilots after they have already been through officer training and initial flight training.

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March of the Fallen

Posted April 25, 2014 by Darlene Seltmann

Military members and local community members gather April 20 to participate in the 2014 March of the Fallen event at the Raven Golf Course at Verrado in Buckeye.   The community comes together April 20 to show their support for fallen military members during the annual rucksack march.   Airmen represent the 56th Civil Engineer…

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How’s your jet engine running?

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

With a dry weight of 3,218 pounds, a length of 191.15 inches, a diameter of 44.60 inches and a max fuel flow of 49,964 pounds per hour, the F-16 Fighting Falcon F100-220 engine is a marvel to see when firing during take-off but jaw-dropping when viewed by itself awaiting maintenance.

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What goes up …

Posted April 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
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Street Beat June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 31.   Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents: May 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1137. There were no injuries. May 29: Security forces responded to…

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