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Local leaders ‘Aim High’ as honorary commanders

Posted November 2, 2012 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

Airmen and local leaders gathered Oct. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Club Five Six for the Honorary Commander induction ceremony. The 56th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander Program provides senior wing leaders and Luke Air Force Base a community outreach opportunity and expands the commander’s ability to foster relationships between local, civic and business…

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Belgian airman brings experience to Luke

Posted November 2, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Belgian Commandant Michael Artiges stands in front of his new home, the 308th Fighter Squadron. He came to Luke Air Force Base as part of the Military Personnel Exchange Program to serve an instructor pilot for three years. The MPEP at Luke has 10 positions – seven pilots, two maintenance officers and one logistics officer….

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In Brief – November 2, 2012

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LOSC luncheon The Luke Officers Spouses Club will have the annual Bunco luncheon at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 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. Voting locations To vote in person Tuesday, go to http://www.azsos.gov/election/UpcomingElections.htm to find a…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

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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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