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STREET BEAT

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 12 moving and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related Incidents Nov. 2: Security forces assisted Glendale police with a major vehicle accident off base. Nov. 5: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident at the inbound lane of…

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SFS welcomes injured comrade

Posted November 16, 2012 by Staff Sgt C.J. HATCH

When deployed, going on missions outside the wire are part of the daily routine. On a good day everyone comes back safely. But Staff Sgt. Brian Williams can tell you every day isn’t a good day. Williams, a military working dog handler with the 87th Security Forces Squadron Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., deployed to Afghanistan…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2012

Posted November 16, 2012 by

Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1 Unless approved for special leave accrual, active-duty and active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, said Air Force Personnel Center officials. The 2010 National Defense…

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Pulling the emergency brake

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Ever wonder how an aircraft stops when the brakes fail? What do you think a pilot does when he or she has two blown tires and is traveling at 85 knots before driving off the end of the runway?

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‘The Rock,’ deployment corner stone

Posted November 16, 2012 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

When a short-fall tasking came knocking on the door at Luke Air Force Base, there was a spot on a deployment that only one Airman could fill.

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Exchange spreads holiday cheer with industry-leading return policy

Posted November 16, 2012 by AAFES

Nearly 20 percent of Americans will return at least one holiday gift item this holiday season, according to Lavi Industries, a provider of public guidance. To take the stress and confusion out of the return process, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has extended the terms of its hassle-free return policy for the holidays….

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Moving ‘pieces’ big job for LRS

Posted November 9, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Whether it’s moving people, household goods or military equipment, Airmen from the Luke Air Force Base Traffic Management Office handle it all.

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In Brief – November 9, 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 by

LOSC luncheon The Luke Officers Spouses Club will have the annual Bunco luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Club Five Six. Wear a favorite football team jersey and eat tailgating style. Officers’ spouses are invited. For more information, go to LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com. Enlisted call Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the…

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Library perks up offerings

Posted November 9, 2012 by 56th FSS Library

There are plenty of changes happening at the Luke Air Force Base Library. Part of the library’s Main Reading Room was recently modified to make room for a “Laptop Lounge” complete with comfortable chairs, study tables, vending machines and, of course, Wi-Fi. Members can study, relax or make use of the multiple media the library…

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Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted November 9, 2012 by Luke AFB Exchange

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings as the Luke AFB Exchange will open its doors 4 a.m. Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. “From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” said Pete Alaniz, Base Exchange general manager. “The day after is the unofficial holiday season for many exchange shoppers. The deals…

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