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CFC on way to reach goals

Posted October 10, 2014 by Courtesy of Luke AFB CFC committee

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign is well underway. This year’s theme is “Serving our Country. Supporting our Community.” The goal for Maricopa County is $1.25 million – a little more than the $1.1 million raised in 2013. The 56th Fighter Wing has three goals to meet. First, to raise $186,000, second, achieve a 25-percent participation…

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News Briefs November 21, 2014

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Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Kids cooking class Kids Kamp Cooking Class is 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 8 to 12 and 7 to 9 p.m. for ages…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted February 6, 2015 by timchisham

Assumption of command Maj. Scott Haselden will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 10 a.m. Thursday at the 56th SFS military working dog kennel. LOSC luncheon The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring a “Dancing With the Stars” lunch, dance lesson and social at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Club Five Six….

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News Briefs April 17, 2015

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LOSC The Luke Officers Spouses Club invites spouses of officers to play bingo and have lunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Club Five Six. For more information or to RSVP, go to LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com. Days of Remembrance There will be a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. April 30 in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel…

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Airmen share glimpse of future with students

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Luke Air Force Base Airmen volunteered at Esperanza Elementary School career day to talk about their jobs in the Air Force.

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.

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309th AMU: F-16 mission strong as ever

Posted September 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

It takes a lot of work to keep an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying, and it takes a lot of people to keep the fighter squadrons at Luke Air Force Base mission-ready. To ensure this is accomplished, Luke organizes aircraft maintenance units to do the job.

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Luke commander addresses Airmen

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, covered a variety of topics affecting Thunderbolt Airmen today and in the future at commander’s calls Monday. Harris addressed sexual assault prevention, tobacco use and the use of synthetic drugs such as spice and bath salts. Additionally, he stressed the importance of education and fiscal responsibility, including…

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Street Beat June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 18 through 23:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving and two nonmoving violations.   Emergency responses May 18: Security forces responded to a report of suspicious activity possibly involving C-4 inside a vehicle at billeting. Patrols responded along with a K-9 unit,…

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Base housing changes underway

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

Over the past few months there have been several changes made in base housing such as to its appearance, who is allowed to live there and what Balfour Beaty Communities offers for residents. According to Robert Worley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Asset Management Flight chief, BBC has renovated older homes and built 101 new homes,…

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