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Luke Experience: the show must go on

Posted March 28, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The movie theater on Luke Air Force Base has not hosted a movie in more than seven years. But that doesn’t mean the theater has nothing to offer the base. Its hallowed stage is still in use, even if the screen isn’t.

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

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Change of command Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank will relinquish command of the 425th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. John Forino at 8:42 a.m. today in Hangar 840. 309th FS stand down Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher will relinquish command of the 309th Fighter Squadron in a stand down ceremony at 5:03 p.m. today in Hangar 913….

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News Briefs August 1, 2014

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Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting…

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Canyon Lake Cruising

Posted September 19, 2014 by SYDNEY BRADLEY

Canyon Lake is nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains and is the home of the Dolly Steamboat. Continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925, the Dolly Steamboat now cruises the secluded inner waterways of the cavernous lake.

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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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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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