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Cookie drive makes statement — ‘We care’

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms last week. Luke Air Force Base supporters collected and packaged cookies Dec. 5 for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents.

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Planning, scheduling core of MXG mission

Posted February 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

It usually goes unnoticed when the heart is operating as intended, but let it skip a beat, and even the strongest will take note. Almost the same can be said for plans and scheduling. Overlooked by some, it is the heart of the 56th Maintenance Group.

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Celebrating Military Children

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Tevin Walker, 1, son of Senior Airman Tevin Walker, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance member, and Airman 1st Class Sharonda Walker, 56th Fighter Wing command post controller, eats lunch with a smile April 8 during the spaghetti feed at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. Around 60 parents came…

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Wheels in sky keep turning

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

The 56th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Wheel and Tire shop has recently taken on the task of tire maintenance for the new F-35 Lightning II jet.

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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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