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All I want for Christmas … Daddy!

Posted December 21, 2012 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Sometimes, not every member of the family can be home, and when a family member is deployed it can change how a family spends the holiday season.

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Civilian police enter new territory at Luke

Posted December 14, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

A civilian police officer running a police station is a common occurrence across Arizona, but civilian police running a military “police station” is something new. The 56th Security Forces Squadron is trying “something new” by having three Department of the Air Force Police Officers, officers Phillip Mulherin, Rolando Gonzalez and Randolph Miller, serving as flight…

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Local Briefs December 14, 2012

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Fitness center renovations Bryant Fitness Center floor will be undergoing renovations Monday through Dec. 31. There will be limited access to the main entrance of the fitness center. Signs will be posted for alternate entrance and exit points. For more information, call the fitness center at (623) 856-6241. Thrift shop holiday hours The thrift shop…

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Shirts bearing gifts …

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Senior Airman Sandra Welch Tech. Sgt. Jermaine Jones, 56th Communications Squadron first sergeant, hands cookies to Airman 1st Class Brian Lefevere, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, Dec. 10 at the door to his dorm room. The first sergeants delivered cookies to 578 Airmen living in the dorms and work centers around base. The officers and…

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Holiday hours

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The 56th Force Support Squadron organizations holiday hours of operation and closures are: Arts & Crafts Shop closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2013 Auto Hobby Shop closed Dec. 23, 30, 31 and Jan. 1 Wood Hobby Shop closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 Outdoor Recreation closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 Falcon Dunes Golf…

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Pseudo shooter rampages gym

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The Crown Talon 1206 exercise at Luke Air Force Base was an Air Education and Training Command facilitated active-shooter exercise designed to test Luke AFB’s response.

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Luke Air Force Base road closures

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To prepare for the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, construction will begin Dec. 22 on the F-35 academic training center. All affected buildings will be accessible via alternate routes as shown in the map. • Fighter Country north of Mustang to south of Phantom • Mustang from Fighter Country to 141st…

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Viper 30-year belle of ball at Luke

Posted December 7, 2012 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

It was a Monday morning 30 years ago thursday when Col. Malcom Bolton, 58th Tactical Training Wing commander, stepped into a moment in history as he prepared to take off in the first permanently assigned F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base.

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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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MWD serves in wake of Sandy’s ruin

Posted December 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

When Sandy, a category 2 hurricane, touched down in the Northeastern United States in late October, the devastation was enormous. Staff Sgt. Jesse Johnson, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, her MWD, answered the call for help and were dispatched to Sky Harbor International Airport to help assist the recovery effort.

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