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Reading to the Rythm

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The 56th Force Support Squadron Library has completed its summer reading program “Reading to the Rhythm,” which ran June 17 through July 22. For six weeks children, ages 4 through 12, were invited to attend the Reading to Rhythm program Wednesdays and read for a minimum of 20 minutes a week. Those who completed the…

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MWDs, pets get ‘cure’ at clinic

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Dustin Barnes, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, holds Wax, 56th SFS MWD, during an examination at the clinic. The primary mission of the veterinary treatment facility at Luke is to care for the military working dogs. Secondarily, they will care for military members’ pets.   Dr. Kenneth Herman, Luke AFB…

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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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In plain sight, but where?

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

What was once a hustling, bustling main gate to Luke Air Force Base is now a monument known only as facility number four.

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FSS cog in 56th FW wheel

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Fighter Wing mission is to train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots. It takes the whole base to make the mission run smoothly. From the 56th Medical Group to the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, all squadrons help to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots.

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PROTOCOL: Master planners Emily Post of AF

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Tech. Sgt. Douglas Teutsch, 56th FW protocol NCO in charge, sweeps up after the change of command ceremony. Special occasions often require seemingly mundane yet important tasks, such as organizing proper seating arrangements and cleaning up.   The protocol team is, literally, behind the scenes during official functions, but remains ready to address any emerging…

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Lightning II debrief …

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Senior Airman Roger Combs, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, downloads information from an F-35 Lightning II engine at Luke Air Force Base. Since 2010, more than 1,800 maintainers have been trained on the F-35. The first production F-35A rolled out of assembly in February 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Later…

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Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resides, is being renovated and will include a name change to Community Commons. “The building is getting a total overhaul from…

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A historian with his own history

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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News Briefs July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 2015 by

School bus schedule change Effective Aug. 5, Dysart Luke High School students who ride the school bus will be picked up on base at 6:21 a.m. at Lightning Gate for the remainder of the school year. This decision was made by the Dysart School District. There will be no changes to the schedule. Students should…

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