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Airmen get creative in arts, crafts, wood shops

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airmen spend more time away from their families than many civilians. Service members work for long periods of time while under constant stress and pressure. Although they are trained warriors, a little rest and relaxation is necessary.

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EOD sets pace for explosive challenge

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians have a physically demanding job. On May 2, people from around Arizona got a taste, first hand, of just how demanding it really is by participating in the EOD Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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ADOT to launch new driver license process, design

Posted May 9, 2014 by azdot.gov

Beginning June 16, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is expanding central credential issuance to all offices statewide, meaning that customers visiting a Motor Vehicle Division office to obtain a new driver license or identification card will leave with a temporary credential. The permanent license or identification card will be mailed to the…

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Fifth generation takes flight

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Senior Airman Paul Swanson, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, marshals in an F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Luke Air Force Base Tuesday after one of its first sorties.   Maj. John Wilson, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, climbs out of the F-35 after its second day of sorties.

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

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Change of command Lt. Col. Gerald Brown will relinquish command of the 69th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Korey Amundson at 9 a.m. today in Hangar 999. Library subscription refunds Offices that receive subscriptions or items through the Luke Air Force Base Library and request a cancellation must return any refund checks received to the…

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Thunderbolt reflects on disaster

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Many people know what it’s like to live through a natural disaster. Growing up in California may allow someone to know what an earthquake is like while someone in the Midwest may be more familiar with tornados. But most of the natural disasters that have occurred in the United States in recent years pale in…

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Pilot for a day

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman William Branch

Garret “Halo” Ray, 7, is pilot for a day April 18 as Capt. Mark Browning, 308th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows him the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. Ray also visited with Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, and experienced the flight simulator.

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Take a trip into world of music

Posted May 2, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

It speaks to generations, spans across languages and inspires people. From the moment you step foot in the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix you will see the “Music is the language of the soul” collage against the lobby wall. This is more than a unique museum; it is a journey across the musical globe.

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Combat dining-in: Airmen let hair down

Posted May 2, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

The leadership team remains protected behind shields while Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, 56th FW commander, sprays Luke Air Force Base Airmen with a fire hose during the dining-in at Luke Air Force Base.   The 56th Mission Support Group taps challenge coins on the table during the event. Tapping coins on the table is a…

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Sting of AZ car registration softened

Posted May 2, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Registering a motor vehicle usually happens once a year. In Arizona this process comes at a greater cost than in other states. However, the legal office has information that may help in the process. Arizona has extended a boon to military members, both Arizona residents and nonresidents. In order to take advantage of this benefit,…

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