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A different kind of vet MWDs in the fight

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Mayo, a 10-year-old 56th SFS MWD German shepherd has been on eight deployments and 45 missions where he found multiple explosives, saving numerous lives and earning an Air Force Combat Action Medal. Mayo was diagnosed with lumbar disease and lupus a few months ago and will officially retire in February 2015. “Mr. Mayo is a…

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D-models return to flight after longeron repair

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Luke transitioning to ER Cop System

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Harris, 56th Security Forces Squadron law enforcement patrolman, looks at an exercise alarm activation using the Emergency Response System Common Operating Picture System March 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The ER COP system is an application made available to only emergency response personnel from security forces, fire, explosive…

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Historic landmark’s message renewed

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Senior AirmanMarcy Copeland The freshly painted Air and Education Training Command shield gives new life to the historic water tower. The water tower received a facelift with “WELCOME TO FIGHTER COUNTRY” and the AETC shield being repainted to represent the Luke mission. As commuters traveled the base and Litchfield Road, all could see the bucket…

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Gimme’ some O

Posted April 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Staff Sgt. Angela Gonzalez, 56th Operations Support Sqadron continuation training instructor, demonstrates how to connect an oxygen hose to a pilot’s G-suit at Luke Air Force Base. Continuation training instructors also teach water survival, proper ejection techniques and help pilots identify hazardous or venomous animals on the ground.

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Military spouse stays strong through thick and thin

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

The Air Force recognizes May 11 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, but despite all the challenges, one local spouse understands how much she appreciates not just being thanked but also for what her family has done for her. Kristy Mancuso, wife of Staff Sgt. Ramon Mancuso, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, said she was introduced to…

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Street Beat – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

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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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Local leaders ‘Aim High’ as honorary commanders

Posted November 2, 2012 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

Airmen and local leaders gathered Oct. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Club Five Six for the Honorary Commander induction ceremony. The 56th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander Program provides senior wing leaders and Luke Air Force Base a community outreach opportunity and expands the commander’s ability to foster relationships between local, civic and business…

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Luke Air Force Base road closures

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To prepare for the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, construction will begin Dec. 22 on the F-35 academic training center. All affected buildings will be accessible via alternate routes as shown in the map. • Fighter Country north of Mustang to south of Phantom • Mustang from Fighter Country to 141st…

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