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FOD walk on schedule for Thunderbolts

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. ADAM GARRARD

Although small items that tend to get kicked around on the ground every day may seem harmless, they can be deadly to an F-16.....

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Young maintainer rises to top of MXG

Posted September 21, 2012 by by 1st Lt. RYAN DECAMP

Luke Air Force Base’s top maintainer spent his childhood hopping from location to location as a “Navy brat.” Though he was never quite sure where his family’s travels would take him, he knew where he wanted to land as an adult.

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In Brief – September 21, 2012

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Commander’s calls Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold commander’s calls at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Bryant Fitness Center gym. Active shooter exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct a base-wide active-shooter exercise Thursday. Community residents and visitors to the base should expect disruptions, gate closures, or…

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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Capt. TRISTAN HINDERLITER

Rothstein to focus on mission, leadership and community

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CFC: small donations turn into big $$

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Every year one event comes around for seven weeks that helps federal employees donate to charities. The program is the Combined Federal Campaign and is scheduled to kickoff Monday and run through Nov. 9. During the campaign, representatives from each squadron, called key workers, will contact people in their unit to talk about how to…

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OG commander goes from fan to flier

Posted September 14, 2012 by by 1st Lt. RYAN DECAMP

He grew up living under the flight path of jets heading to the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl for a high-speed flyby. As a teenager, he spent time fishing in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains watching fighter jets screaming overhead at more than 500 miles per hour, just 100 feet off the ground.

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In Brief – September 14, 2012

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Commander’s calls Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold commander’s calls at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Bryant Fitness Center gym. Active shooter exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct a base-wide active-shooter exercise Sept. 27. Community residents and visitors to the base should expect disruptions, gate closures,…

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Luke maintainers getting future experience first-hand

Posted September 14, 2012 by by CHRISSY CUTTITA

When the Air Force announced Luke Air Force Base as the next training location for F-35A Lightning IIs, maintainers temporarily assigned here began to feel like they were already in the future environment.

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Luke 1 departs, praises Thunderbolts

Posted September 7, 2012 by Brig. Gen. JD HARRIS

Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife, Heather, prepare to depart Luke Air Force Base after a two-year tour here. Harris has been selected to serve as vice commander of the 5th Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Japan. We serve the Constitution of the United States; that is the oath…

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Street Beat – September 7, 2012

Posted September 7, 2012 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Christopher Vonhatten

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 24 through 30. Tickets Security forces issued citations for 19 moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 24: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Luke Air Force Base exchange parking garage. There were no injuries. Aug. 25:…

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