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MARCY COPELAND
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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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Habitual beauty of Arizona sunrises …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The silhouette of the Fighter Country water tower at Luke Air Force Base provides another dramatic photo taken at sunrise Jan. 28 from the Public Affairs building parking lot. The tower holds 500,000 gallons of water and was repainted last year.

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STREET BEAT

Posted June 2, 2016 by 56th Security Forces Squadron

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 2 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 5: Security forces responded to reports of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 330. There was damage to property and a…

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56th Mission Support Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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In Brief

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Coffee trolley The Coffee Trolley serves coffee, tea, Italian soda hot chocolate, desserts and more 6 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Commons. For more information, go to lukeevents.com. Book club Read or listen to “Bel Canto” by Ann Pritchett and join the 56th Force Support Squadron Library Book Club at 1:30…

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Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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Year in Photos – January 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, watches as load crew team members install a GBU-12 armament Jan. 16 during the annual load crew competition for 2014. The objective of the competition is to finish with the fastest time and fewest safety violations. Staff Sgt. Nestor…

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Checking under the hood …

Posted March 10, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Jerry Poot, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic technician, pours bio-blend oil into a Ford Fusion hybrid Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base. The bio-blend oil is more environmentally friendly and reliable than traditional oil products.

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in June: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for public intoxication by consumption of alcohol and making a false official statement. The individual received a reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended forfeiture of…

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Newly renovated Community Commons gets its ribbon cutting

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vide commander at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was joined by Arizona Cardinals football players and cheerleaders to cut the ribbon for the Community Commons at building 700 Oct. 25, 2016, in celebration of its grand opening.

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