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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

CONS change of command Maj. Quocnam Nguyen will relinquish command of the 56th Contracting Squadron to Maj. Rochelle Smith at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six. Relinqish/assume command Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann will relinquish command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 913. At the same time Maj. William McKibban…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 22, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Kittle

“When I approach a child, he inspires me in two ways; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur French chemist The new school year has begun. (I can almost hear the cheers of many parents!) Instead of a sigh of relief, now is the time to focus…

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Posted October 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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Family counselor teaches Airmen life skills

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Military life can be stressful, and it’s good to know you have someone in your corner to talk to. The 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center military and family life counselors are there to support service members and their families during difficult times. “Military families face unique challenges,” said a 56th FSS…

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Biggest Loser competition about to begin

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Obesity — more than 78.6 million U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only is it to blame for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, it is costly to the U.S. and those who suffer from it. To help fight the bulge, the Luke…

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A new ‘Wolf’ … Col. Jeremy Sloane

Posted April 24, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

An Air Force Academy cadet’s dream came true after graduation and earning his wings in 1996. The next stop was Luke Air Force Base where he successfully completed his F-16 Fighting Falcon Initial Qualification Course in 1997.

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At-risk students get Luke primer

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Maj. Jason Chugg, 310th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows the children the F-16 Fighter Falcon May 19 at Luke Air Force Base. Children First Academy of Phoenix brought students on base to see the military lifestyle and to talk to Airmen about their careers and lives. Most children have a dream job they…

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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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March: Women’s History Month

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

Senior Airmen Taylor Philpot, Jamel Stallings and Landon Moore, Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard, lower the flag March 8 during the Women’s History Month retreat ceremony. This year’s theme is Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment and recognizes the pioneering leadership of women and their impact on diverse areas of education. For more photos…

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Street Beat April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents April 13: Security forces initiated a traffic stop at Bldg. 495. A license check revealed a warrant for theft in Texas. The incident was turned over to…

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