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Contract signed to improve base for years to come

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Being the largest fighter wing in the Air Force has its costs. Everything from school quality, the local economy, crime rates, traffic and climate, to on-base amenities, such as commissaries, are assessed to determine the best Air Force bases in the US. In order to keep the living standards high for all Airmen at Luke…

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Operation KIDS program gives children simulated deployment experience

Posted October 3, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Deployments can be both scary and confusing for children, but the Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center’s 6th Biennial Operation KIDS event on Oct. 25 can help reduce uncertainty and promote pride in the role parents play in supporting the mission. “The program is designed for military children between the ages of…

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News Briefs January 30, 2015

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VH1 concert VH1 and sponsors supporting the event are hosting a Super Bowl Blitz concert featuring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX at 5 p.m. today in Hangar 999 as a “Thank you” to those who serve in the U.S. military. Members of the Luke community are invited and the concert is free. Service members…

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Airmen get behind- scenes look at need for SPEED

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

NASCAR is known for fast cars and intense action, but they are also known for supporting military members throughout the NASCAR season. Their program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of the military for their service and treats them to customized experiences at the races.

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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Street Beat April 20, 2012

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 5 through 12:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving and five nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents April 6: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Johnson Lane and Super Sabre Street. There were no…

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Cookie drop

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Biel, Bulk Fuel Company C training chief, receives a case of Girl Scout Cookies May 23 from Savannah Hale, Troop 1219 member, at Luke Air Force Base.

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People First – August 10, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.   AF…

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