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Luke Airmen outfit future Air Force leaders

Posted December 20, 2013 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The Air Force uniform. It’s a part of an Airman’s life that many don’t give a second thought to. But for the cadets of the Agua Fria High School Air Force Junior ROTC, getting enough uniforms to outfit their entire flight was a challenge.

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Base prepares for inspection

Posted March 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer A service member logs off his computer Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. Logging off your computer at the end of the day and leaving it powered on allows the 56th Communications Squadron Airmen to make updates that are vital to ensuring a healthy network and ultimately a passing score during…

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

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Change of command Lt. Col. Gerald Brown will relinquish command of the 69th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Korey Amundson at 9 a.m. May 2 in Hangar 999. EFMP-M clinic new hours The Exceptional Family Member Program Medical clinic new hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in hours are 8:30 to…

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Base VBS considered huge success

Posted June 20, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Staff Sgt.TIMOTHY BOYER Children look on as Jackie Duarte, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Vacation Bible School celebration team leader, dances and sings June 4 during the weeklong event. The laughter of 162 children filled the base chapel along with music June 2 through 6 for the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Vacation Bible School 2014 at…

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Lightning over Luke …

Posted August 22, 2014 by Dave Brazinsky

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Posted October 17, 2014 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.

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T-bolt fights fire with ‘girl power’

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Senior Airman Ashley Eisenbarth, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services operator and driver, poses Nov. 12 outside of Luke’s Fire Station 1. Eisenbarth is the only female firefighter stationed at Luke. Her supervisor describes her as a sparkplug that is willing to go the extra mile and always gets the…

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Luke exchange rolls out new prices for children’s wear

Posted April 27, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

A recent North Dakota State University study found that the average American household spends about 3.8 percent of their income on clothes. With children consistently growing out of shirts, pants and dresses or wanting the latest and greatest brands, keeping the kids attired can prove an expensive endeavor. Fortunately, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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Going green

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Kumchu Leno, 56th Force Support Squadron short order cook, chops lettuce at Club Five Six. The club offers a variety of meals daily for lunch, from hamburgers to chicken strips, a salad bar and buffet.

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Dogged determination wins training day

Posted August 17, 2012 by Payson Roundup and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

While police have long relied on dogs to sniff out drugs, the military’s embrace of dogs trained to detect bombs is saving lives on the frontline. K-9 officers from all across the region got a chance to see those furry heroes in action at a series of training events last month in Payson, Ariz.....

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