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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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Luke exchange takes bite out of crime

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According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than $35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Heat, grime combine for the dirtiest jobs

Posted September 7, 2012 by Photos and story by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

There are many types of jobs at Luke Air Force Base, from office jobs to veterinary services. Many of the jobs that keep Luke running can get a person pretty dirty, but someone has to do them.

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33rd FW visits 56th TRS

Posted September 7, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., visited Luke Air Force Base to gain and share knowledge about government contracts, academics and course development. “They came here to learn from our government contract oversight team manning,” said Greg Daniels, 56th Operations Group F-16 Weapons System Support Contract project officer quality…

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In Brief – September 7, 2012

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In Brief AFSA meeting The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsachapter1260.weebly.com or call Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow at (623) 856-2985. Hispanic Heritage Month Events Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This…

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Justice Report – August 31, 2012

Posted August 31, 2012 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal office

The following is a list of Article 15s issued at Luke Air Force Base in July: 56th Maintenance Group • A senior airman received an Article 15 for using spice. The member received a reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months with half the amount suspended, 15 days extra duty and…

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