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Shoplifting affects more than exchange’s bottom line

Posted July 26, 2013 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Editor’s note: This is the last of a series of articles on shoplifting at Luke. When items disappear from some off-base retailers due to shoplifting, it hurts those companies’ ability turn a profit and benefit stockholders. However, when shoplifting happens at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange, the effects cut deeper. “The reason the Luke…

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CE challenges ALS to readiness

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Students attending the John J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School were the first to participate in the ALS unit mentorship program Aug. 27 with the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, which took them through a mini course of the jobs CE does.

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Merlion takes flight

Posted November 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

  The Republic of Singapore’s F-16 fighter jet takes off Oct. 29 during its first launch since the painting of its tail at Luke Air Force Base. Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron painted a mural on the tail of the aircraft to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore air force…

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Structural integrity – the name of the game for NDI

Posted January 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A building filled with machinery that emits an eerie fluorescent glow, rooms that smell of burnt carbon and oil, and nearby test tubes filled with strange liquids and chemicals may seem like some type of mad scientist’s laboratory, but this is the environment of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection shop.

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Justice Report

Posted March 21, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions issued at Luke air Force Base for January and February: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial A staff sergeant was found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault. Articles 15 An airman received an Article 15 for damaging government property valued at more than $500 and being drunk…

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Thunderbolt reflects on disaster

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Many people know what it’s like to live through a natural disaster. Growing up in California may allow someone to know what an earthquake is like while someone in the Midwest may be more familiar with tornados. But most of the natural disasters that have occurred in the United States in recent years pale in…

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Luke Airman warrior on two fronts

Posted July 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona, 56th Maintenance Group aircraft armament specialist, shows off his double striped purple belt for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as his entire collection of gold, silver and bronze medals June 17 at Luke Air Force Base. Manglona started his career six years ago earning medals and awards from…

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Thunderbolts swim, bike, run

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Participants take to the water Saturday at the Silver Wings Pool in the first event of the 7th Annual Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon. The swimming event was an eight-lap race followed by the biking and running events. For the story and more photos, see Page 18.

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Thunderbolts play role in energy awareness

Posted October 24, 2014 by 2nd Lt. TANYA WREN

October: Energy Action Month October is Energy Action Month, an Air Force-wide effort to empower Airmen to play a key role in achieving energy goals and fostering a culture of energy awareness. The Air Force is focusing on energy conservation to reduce energy demand and assure supply through advanced planning tools for air operations, more…

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PMEL vital to AF mission

Posted December 5, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

To have jets that work, Airmen who are maintenance and repair experts are needed to take care of the jets. Airmen who fix the jets need tools that are in working order, and that’s where precision measurement equipment laboratory Airmen step in.

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