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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 4 & 5

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56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling, and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers, and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 167 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. James Hodges Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 6

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56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services. Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Paul Fredin Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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Tenant Units

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Air Force Office of  Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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In Brief

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Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Aug. 30

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Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco 56th Range Management Office — Air Combat Training Systems contracting officer Sergeant Tedesco ensures the Barry M. Goldwater Range has all the resources it needs to train 20 different joint units each year. He is the proud dad to nine children and is a highly respected, knowledgeable, and self-motivated Airman. His…

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Luke Air Force Base Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 through 14 2017 theme: ‘EVERY SECOND COUNTS’ Plan two ways out!

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Oct. 9 through 13: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luke AFB commissary and Exchange • Learn about smoke detectors, home escape plans, kitchen fires and how to use a fire extinguisher • Visit information booths, see videos and get fire prevention materials for all ages • Get a photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog,…

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New Parent

Posted October 6, 2017 by by REYNA LEVERT

Moms prep by month to prepare for baby on-the-way Having a baby? Here is a helpful checklist to pace yourself as you prepare for the new arrival. Month 1 (4 to 6 weeks pregnant) Congratulations on finding out you are pregnant! • Spend this month learning about nutrition; begin prenatal vitamins if you haven’t already,…

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Street Beat

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The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 21 through Sept. 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 114 moving and 13 non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 22: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the base chapel. One driver backed into the other. There were…

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Justice Report

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The following is a list of administrative actions issued in May, June and July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of two charges and two specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134, procuring acts of prostitution and indecent language. The member…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

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Service before self benefits everyone I am not a social media aficionado. However, I do occasionally peruse Facebook to look at photos of family and friends and keep up to date with the happenings in people’s lives. The other day I came across an interesting post from an Airman I met while deployed. He has…

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