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Looking back …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

On April 8, 1967, the 56th Air Commando Wing, the predecessor to the 56th Fighter Wing of today, organized with Col. Harry Aderholt as its commander. It was the host U.S. Air Force unit at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. It was assigned to Thirteenth Air Force for command and administrative control…

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Takes everyone to keep Luke pollutant-free

Posted July 7, 2017 by by JEFFERY SCHONE

Do you know what is going down your storm drain? At Luke Air Force Base, we have more than 1,400 industrial processes that could potentially harm Arizona’s watershed. Now consider the 1.5 million residents in the Valley. Rainstorms can flush the smallest amounts of pollutants from parking lots, streets, driveways, pressure washing activities or lawns….

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PEOPLE FIRST

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Connection saves…

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Brotherhood, service, sacrifice …

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Airman 1st Class Caroline Parks Two brothers born and raised at Luke Air Force Base, assigned to the 310th and 62nd fighter squadrons, tell their story about brotherhood, service and sacrifice. For video story, go to http://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1220783/brotherhood-service-sacrifice.

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Luke Exchange helps foot the bill this PCS season

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Army

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is taking some of the stress of moving to a new duty station off service members’ shoulders this PCS season. Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to the Luke Exchange customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card. The card entitles service members to…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and was completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a threat to the flying…

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STREET BEAT

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo and Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 23 through June 25 at Luke Air Force Base Tickets SFS issued citations for 42 moving violations and 14 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 24: SFS responded to a report of a government-owned vehicle vs. fixed-object accident at Bldg. 957. The individual struck an overhang…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

Policy letters and life Policy letters are documents that declare a commander’s position on any given topic. For example, your commander may produce a policy letter on physical training requirements, or a policy related to leave or off-duty activities. These policy letters serve the purpose of making the decision-making process simpler. Simply put, one doesn’t…

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Master Sgt. Stanley Sutton

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56th Logistics Readiness Squadron — Report of survey program manager Sutton identified a blind spot in the program, created a fix, and pushed for implementation, including convincing the entire chain of command of the improvements this change would realize. As a result, an average of six hours is saved per report of a survey.

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