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Exchange backs holidays with no-fee layaway

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden from inquisitive eyes. As of Sept. 1, the Luke Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Prime Beef: Building morale, preparedness

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Humvees parked in the ATSO (ability to survive and operate) compound during a Prime Beef exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016. The exercise reinforced skills in self-aid buddy care, gathering intelligence, countersign, and defensive fighting positions. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 21 through 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Sept. 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 318….

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AETC commander at Luke AFB

Posted December 10, 2015 by

Senior Airman Grace Lee Jane Yates, 56th Force Support Squadron lodging manager, provides Cheryl Roberson, the AETC commander’s wife, a walkthrough of a two-bedroom lodging unit inside the newly built Temporary Lodging Facility. The new TLF has 30 rooms available, including pet-friendly rooms. During a base tour, Roberson visited the mental health clinic and the…

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Luke 1 clarifies arming policy

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Brig. Gen. SCOTT PLEUS

Recent media articles discussed arming programs in which installation commanders may grant service members the right to carry weapons in order to provide additional security. This may have caused some confusion. In order to avoid rumor, I am restating Luke Air Force Base’s policy: No person is authorized to carry their privately owned weapon on…

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Around Luke – Heavy metal …

Posted May 5, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Marie Henning, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron material handler, moves a 55 gallon drum of hydraulic fluid at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS storage section signs in and out 50 products daily to customers.

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Tenant Units

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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Street Beat

Posted January 6, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Lance Housh and Gabriel Salazzo

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 91 moving and 16 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 28: SFS medical services responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Litchfield Road and Lightning Street. Medical…

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Become a VITA volunteer

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and free training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2016 tax season Jan. 25 through April 14.  Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing their tax returns…

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Year in Photos – June 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Christopher Bacon, 308th Fighter Squadron commander, plays the burning piano June 12, a tradition that began in World War II to signify the ending of an era, during the 308th FS inactivation party at Luke Air Force Base. Tech. Sgt. James Luna-Hill The Arizona sun rises June 1 over…

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