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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Senior Airman Wade Williams Jr. 56th Comptroller Squadron Customer Support technician Hometown: Riverside, Calif. Years in service: Five Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Park University in information computer science Previous assignments: Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Inspirations: My father, a successful business owner and great mechanic Goals: Finish college and make master sergeant Greatest…

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Disabled retiree has story of courage, rebirth

Posted November 2, 2012 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Former Air Force Capt. David Berling is currently a civilian contract specialist with the 56th Contracting Squadron. Berling was medically retired from the Air Force in 2009....

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Hush house … not so quiet place

Posted November 2, 2012 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Luke Air Force Base is surrounded by many communities who experience their share of F-16 engine noise, but there is one area that quiets the powerful engine.

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Luke hosts civilian pilots for flight safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by 2nd Lt. CANDICE DILLITTE

Civilian pilots were given the opportunity to land their aircraft at Luke Air Force Base during a two-day event held Oct. 18 and 19. The civilian fly-in greeted approximately 170 participants with about 40 civilian aircraft. “The purpose of the event was to promote safe flying operations between civilian and military aircraft,” said Maj. Raymond…

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CONS reaches out to small business

Posted October 26, 2012 by STEPHEN DELGADO

The F-35 mission coming to Luke Air Force Base is expected to bring sweeping changes to the base and will offer local small businesses new opportunities. This was the highlight of the 56th Contracting Squadron’s Small Business Outreach and Training Day held Oct. l8 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The community response was tremendous,…

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Airmen from Hill AFB pack, crate F-16

Posted October 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Boxing and shipping F-16s is not a typical occurrence at Luke Air Force Base, but that’s exactly what a group of Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, came here to do.

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SFS rucks to defeat disease

Posted October 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LE

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts walk in honor of retired 56th Security Forces Squadron Master Sgt. Evelyn Proctor at the Walk to Defeat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease Saturday in Scottsdale. The Thunderbolts raised a total of $2,823.12 for the cause and “rucked” the 3-mile walk. To show support for one…

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Base exchange opens doors to local vendors

Posted October 26, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

While the economy may have forced some retailers to scale back on merchandise or services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is actively seeking the assistance of local businesses to increase the product selection troops and their families find at their exchange. “Some shoppers drive up to 40 miles or more to come to…

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Ducks help feed world’s hungry

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Everyday there are children suffering from starvation throughout the world and to help make a difference, airmen from the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base participated Saturday in an event with Feed My Starving Children in Tempe.

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In Brief – October 19, 2012

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New TSP contributions open Active-duty members of the Air Force, Army and Navy are now able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of investment planning through the member’s online MyPay account or submit a TSP-U-1 form to the finance office. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from the service member’s…

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