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Deployed NCO gains experience, confidence

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Master Sgt. SHAWNTELL MILLER

The days were long and hot in southern Louisiana. There was a lot of information packed into those three months, and I still didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Afghanistan.....

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Contracting, helping get what’s needed

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

You may not have known it, but on Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2012, there were Thunderbolts working late into the night. Luke’s comptroller and contracting squadron’s worked late closing out accounts and making sure money was properly spent. The 56th comptroller and contracting squadrons work closely together to ensure that Luke has…

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Pulling the emergency brake

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Ever wonder how an aircraft stops when the brakes fail? What do you think a pilot does when he or she has two blown tires and is traveling at 85 knots before driving off the end of the runway?

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Street Beat

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 25 through 31: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident adjacent to Bldg. 1245. There were no injuries. Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident…

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Luke exchange answers call for perfect smart phone

Posted March 22, 2013 by AAFES

Do you watch sporting events while on the go, enjoy funny YouTube videos or just want to see the latest episode of your favorite show on DISH Network while you’re out and about? The Exchange Mobile Center is the answer. It is equipped with the latest video-capable Smart Phones on the market. Mobile video is…

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center looks for more patients – no waiting list

Posted April 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class NICOLE LEIDHOLM

Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses and contacts have an opportunity to leave them all behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Travis Air Force Base’s David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center has no waiting list and is looking for new Airmen who wish to eliminate their dependency…

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This Week in History: June 21

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The Phoenix metro area had been growing for several decades. Courtesy Photo The original Community Initiatives Team was made up of, from left, Rusty Mitchell, Eric Binkley, Mike Hanson and Bob Dubsky. As a result of a number of local development decisions and the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, Williams Air Force Base, 50…

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Former Luke boss takes reigns of Air Force safety enterprise

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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer assumed the duties of Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center July 15. Reporting directly to the Air Force chief of staff, Neubauer develops, executes and evaluates Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear…

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56th FW Command Priorities

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Mission Luke Air Force Base must produce the world’s best F-16 fighter pilots while also deploying Airmen trained and ready to fight ongoing combat operations.   Leadership We must consciously develop our officer, enlisted and civilian Airmen into leaders. The true strength of America’s airpower is not in our equipment, but rather in the minds,…

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History buffs

Posted December 6, 2013 by Rick Whittle

Members of the 56th Range Management Office Environmental Sciences Management, with naturalist and historian Bill Broyles, conduct a survey for historical artifacts Nov. 7 along a roadway in the East Tactical Range at the Barry M. Goldwater Range-East. Cultural and natural resource surveys are required before a new road may be opened for official administrative…

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