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AFREP team ‘makes it rain’ at Luke AFB

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

With ever-growing budget cuts and dwindling resources, it’s never been more important to save money in today’s Air Force. That’s where the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program Airmen at Luke Air Force Base step in.

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Airman finds joy in singing

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

“At first I thought, ‘It’s just singing,’” said Senior Airman Adriana Van Wyk, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician and Luke Air Force Base national anthem singer.

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Fire station rescued from decades of wear

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated fire station took place Jan. 20 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted January 29, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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Bugs, beware of cute critter

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.   Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the…

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Luke ‘Salad Wednesdays’ good for body, wallet

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, Luke AFB diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Luke AFB Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed…

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No. 351 gets overhaul …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Weston contractors work on repairs to Fuel Storage Tank 351 Jan. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The repairs included a new dome roof, cathodic protection, fuel tank bottom, piping, manifolds and the dike liner which is a secondary spill container.

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Base supply center creates opportunities

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

With a limited number of jobs available in the U.S., it can be difficult for people to find employment. There is an added challenge to overcome for people with disabilities. Since 1997, the Luke Air Force Base Supply Center has employed people with disabilities. The Arizona Industries for the Blind employs workers whose tasks range…

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Around Luke – Sparks fly …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Spencer Huber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, plasma cuts a part to proper size Jan. 7 for aerospace ground equipment at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology Airmen weld, cut and form metal to fix aircraft parts and AGE equipment, fabricate tools to better assist…

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Street Sweeper: Heavy Equipment

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Demetrius Smith, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, washes the exterior of the vehicle as well as the interior Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Street sweepers are used most often after storms hit the base to clear debris left by the winds and…

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