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Base exchange opens doors to local vendors

Posted October 26, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

While the economy may have forced some retailers to scale back on merchandise or services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is actively seeking the assistance of local businesses to increase the product selection troops and their families find at their exchange. “Some shoppers drive up to 40 miles or more to come to…

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Ducks help feed world’s hungry

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Everyday there are children suffering from starvation throughout the world and to help make a difference, airmen from the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base participated Saturday in an event with Feed My Starving Children in Tempe.

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In Brief – October 19, 2012

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New TSP contributions open Active-duty members of the Air Force, Army and Navy are now able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of investment planning through the member’s online MyPay account or submit a TSP-U-1 form to the finance office. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from the service member’s…

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AFSO21 saved 56th FW big $$

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. JASON MCCOY

An Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Excess Inventory Redistribution/6S event was held at Luke Air Force Base. It helped members of the Luke Air Force Base weapons back shop organize needed on-hand supplies and identify excess inventory that will eventually be redistributed across the base. This single event is one of many…

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Firefighters muster Thunderbolt muscle

Posted October 19, 2012 by Senior Airman Sandra Welch

Keeping the base firefighters in trim....

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Calling all thrifty shoppers

Posted October 12, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

At Luke Air Force Base there is a place where military personnel can buy items at a bargain price while at the same time helping the base and a variety of charities the proceeds go to.

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In Brief – October 12, 2012

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Contemporary Gospel Service celebration The Luke Air Force Base chapel will offer two services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Luke Community chapel in honor of the Contemporary Gospel Service celebrating 37 years of history. Dr. Alfred Craig from the Arizona USA World Ministries and Rev. Gregory Chambliss from Solid Rock Baptist Church…

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Justice Report – October 12, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal office

The following is a report of justice and administrative actions for September: Courts-Martial A technical sergeant was found guilty of two specifications of Article 80, attempting to steal military property of a value of less than $500, two specifications of Article 112a, wrongful possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and two specifications of Article 121,…

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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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Contracting, helping get what’s needed

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

You may not have known it, but on Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2012, there were Thunderbolts working late into the night. Luke’s comptroller and contracting squadron’s worked late closing out accounts and making sure money was properly spent. The 56th comptroller and contracting squadrons work closely together to ensure that Luke has…

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