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News Briefs December 20, 2013

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Thunderbolt hiatus The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 27 or Jan. 3, 2014. Look for the 2013 Year in Review Special Edition Jan. 10. The first regular edition of the Thunderbolt is Jan. 17, 2014. For more information, call 623-856-5998. AAFES holiday hours Hours for concessionaires and kiosk vendors are 10 a.m. to 3…

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‘Lightning in the Desert’ Tips, info help guests make most of open house experience

Posted March 7, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the “Lightning in the Desert” Air Show and Open House March 15 and 16. The event is open to the public and admission is free. It is two days of nonstop entertainment, but a few tips can help make the experience more pleasurable for guests. Traffic in…

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Energy office helps keep lights on

Posted April 18, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Anyone who has spent a summer in the West Valley knows when the temperature goes up, the…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

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56th FW change of command Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus at 7:56 a.m. today in Hangar 431. Relinqish/assume command Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann will relinquish command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at 8:30 a.m. July 2 in Hangar 913. At the same time Maj….

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News Briefs August 15, 2014

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Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise today. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting individuals…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

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Haunted house The 56th Mission Support Group is featuring Operation: Haunted Block House 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Bldg. 1150 for the Luke community. A costume contest is 7:30 p.m. Trick or treating and carnival booths are on the first and second floors and the haunted hallway is on the third floor. Volunteers…

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56th MDG celebrates 40th

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

The 56th Medical Group celebrated the 40th birthday of its building Nov. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The MDG provides physical and mental health care for military and retirees in the surrounding area. While the event was for the building, it centered on the accomplishments of the Airmen.

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NFL Play 60

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Michael Taylor, second child from right, son of Tech. Sgt. Brian Taylor, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron low observables craftsman, gives low-fives to NFL 2015 pro bowlers Jan. 21 at Luke Elementary School.   Matthew Stafford, No. 9, Detroit Lions quarterback, and Golden Tate, Detroit Lions wide receiver, along with other NFL pro bowlers visited Luke…

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Chief of staff visits Luke

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, spent time meeting with Airmen and leadership Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Welsh highlighted Airman health, wellness and quality of life activities. He also reviewed the progress made in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program at Luke….

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Singing historian: Luke civilian adds culture to Arizona communities

Posted April 20, 2012 by Photo and story by Chief Master Sgt. Larry Schneck

His repertoire includes a boisterous collection of sea shanties and the world’s best love songs – not what most Air Force historians would list as their areas of expertise. Rick Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian…

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