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New Luke unit to stand up in Oregon

Posted October 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle flies over the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. In an effort to meet Air Force demands for F-15C Eagle pilots, a new Luke Air Force Base detachment will stand up at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. The 56th Operations Group Detachment…

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Luke plays role in saving species

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Staff Sgt.TIMOTHY BOYER A team of wildlife specialists prepare a Sonoran pronghorn for release into the wild at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Ajo. Sixty-nine pronghorn were captured this year. Of those, more than 30 were released into the wild. When thinking about the many missions of the Air Force one might think…

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Out-of-town visitors

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Maj. Justin Robinson, 69th Fighter Squadron pilot, explains the control panel of an F-16 to Ambassador Sichan Siv during a recent visit to Luke Air Force Base as part of a San Antonio civic leader tour. The group joined the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The group of 23 arrived on…

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425th Fighter Squadron Change of Command

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank as Cruikshank assumes command of the 425th Fighter Squadron April 27 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Biosphere 2: Where science lives

Posted July 13, 2012 by Photos and story by Capt. Elizabeth Magnusson

Biosphere 2 offers one of Time Life’s 50 must-see “Wonders of the World,” and a great weekend destination right in our own backyard.

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In Brief – September 7, 2012

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In Brief AFSA meeting The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsachapter1260.weebly.com or call Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow at (623) 856-2985. Hispanic Heritage Month Events Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This…

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SFS rucks to defeat disease

Posted October 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LE

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts walk in honor of retired 56th Security Forces Squadron Master Sgt. Evelyn Proctor at the Walk to Defeat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease Saturday in Scottsdale. The Thunderbolts raised a total of $2,823.12 for the cause and “rucked” the 3-mile walk. To show support for one…

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New G-suit comes to Luke

Posted December 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

The anti-gravity suit, or G-suit, doesn’t help pilots at Luke Air Force Base by reversing gravity; it helps them withstand the acceleration forces put on their bodies while maneuvering in the F-16.

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Exchange store manager lends helping hand in Afghanistan

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DALLAS — Putting in 14-hour workdays seven days a week in a combat zone would be enough excitement for most people. But Army & Air Force Exchange Service store manager Maria Schizas-Price wanted to do more. So she volunteered with a local Navy detachment to reach out to the local community near her base in…

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Building camaraderie the prickly way

Posted March 29, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

FROM LEFT: 2nd Lt. John Patten, Capt. Dakota Olsen, 1st Lt. Jeffrey Whitford, Capt. Pete Sailhamer and 1st Lt. Joseph Valdez, 310th Fighter Squadron student pilots, ponder mustaches March 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The tradition of growing mustaches during March is attributed to Air Force triple-ace Robin Olds who grew an extravagantly waxed…

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