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Air Force skydiving team jumps into Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Imagine freefalling several thousand feet from the air, feeling the rush of adrenaline kicking in before deploying your parachute, then sailing for a few minutes before landing into a stadium filled with several thousand cheering fans.

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Luke, 56th FW history traces back to ‘40s

Posted March 11, 2014 by RICK GRISET

Luke Air Force Base and the 56th Fighter Wing have long and meaningful histories. They both began back in the ‘40s playing major roles in World War II. They both continue to offer important contributions to the military might of the nation. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the annual production of 12,000 military pilots….

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Sting of AZ car registration softened

Posted May 2, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Registering a motor vehicle usually happens once a year. In Arizona this process comes at a greater cost than in other states. However, the legal office has information that may help in the process. Arizona has extended a boon to military members, both Arizona residents and nonresidents. In order to take advantage of this benefit,…

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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

CONS change of command Maj. Quocnam Nguyen will relinquish command of the 56th Contracting Squadron to Maj. Rochelle Smith at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six. Relinqish/assume command Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann will relinquish command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 913. At the same time Maj. William McKibban…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 22, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Kittle

“When I approach a child, he inspires me in two ways; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur French chemist The new school year has begun. (I can almost hear the cheers of many parents!) Instead of a sigh of relief, now is the time to focus…

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March: Women’s History Month

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

Senior Airmen Taylor Philpot, Jamel Stallings and Landon Moore, Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard, lower the flag March 8 during the Women’s History Month retreat ceremony. This year’s theme is Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment and recognizes the pioneering leadership of women and their impact on diverse areas of education. For more photos…

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Street Beat April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents April 13: Security forces initiated a traffic stop at Bldg. 495. A license check revealed a warrant for theft in Texas. The incident was turned over to…

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Justice Report June 15, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal office

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in May.   Courts-Martial A senior airman was found guilty of Article 111, driving while drunk. The member received a sentence of confinement for 10 days, reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $1,114 and restriction to base for 20 days….

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Street Beat – August 24, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 10 through 16: Tickets Security forces issued citations for ten moving and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 14: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 954. There were no injuries. Aug. 15: Security forces responded to a report…

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New exchange GM takes reins at Luke

Posted October 12, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

Luke Air Force Base has a new resident, Pete Alaniz, who is ready to make an impact on quality of life here as the Luke Exchange’s new general manager. “I’m extremely excited to be at Luke,” he said. “Taking care of Airmen and their families is my number one priority. I will strive to ensure…

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