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AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

Posted March 13, 2017 by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster

Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington.

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Luke trains with partners on search and rescue

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Mariacopa County Search and Rescue team guides Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, to the helicopter during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona, 1 Mar. 2017. The exercise highlighted the real way Air Force and civilian assets…

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Luke celebrates Women’s History with ‘still’ museum

Posted March 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Observance Month Still Museum March 3, 2017 at the base library.

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In Brief

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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EOD Airmen maintain readiness

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK 56th Fighter Wing

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen participated in the fifth annual Operation Enduring Training Feb. 6 through 10 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range located southwest of Luke Air Force Base in Gila Bend. The purpose of the exercise was for EOD Airmen to gain combat experience while being exposed to contingency…

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Street Beat

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 30 through Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 56 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 908. There were no injuries. Feb. 12:…

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Cash back option returns to Luke Exchange

Posted March 3, 2017 by

After an extended technical challenge, cash back at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has returned. Shoppers using a debit card at the Luke Exchange can get cash back in increments of $10, $20 or $50. Cash back options at the Express and Military Clothing store include $5, $10 or $20. The cash-back option…

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Chapel Corner

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The Luke Chapel team is committed to ensuring spiritual care for the entire family. Chapel offices are in the Luke Community Chapel at 139th Avenue and Shooting Star Street. All services are Sunday unless noted. For more information, call 623-856-6211. COM-Chapel on the Mall LCC-Luke Community Chapel Worship schedule Catholic Mass Saturday is at 5…

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944th MSG change-of-command

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Airmen from the 944th Mission Support Group stand in formation Feb. 12 during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Paul Theisen, 944th Mission Support Group commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Gavin Tade in a ceremony presided over by Col. Kurt Gallegos, 944th Fighter Wing commander.

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