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Luke, 56th FW history traces back to ‘40s

Posted March 11, 2014 by RICK GRISET

Luke Air Force Base and the 56th Fighter Wing have long and meaningful histories. They both began back in the ‘40s playing major roles in World War II. They both continue to offer important contributions to the military might of the nation. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the annual production of 12,000 military pilots….

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Sting of AZ car registration softened

Posted May 2, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Registering a motor vehicle usually happens once a year. In Arizona this process comes at a greater cost than in other states. However, the legal office has information that may help in the process. Arizona has extended a boon to military members, both Arizona residents and nonresidents. In order to take advantage of this benefit,…

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News Briefs June 27, 2014

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CONS change of command Maj. Quocnam Nguyen will relinquish command of the 56th Contracting Squadron to Maj. Rochelle Smith at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six. Relinqish/assume command Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann will relinquish command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 913. At the same time Maj. William McKibban…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 22, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Kittle

“When I approach a child, he inspires me in two ways; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur French chemist The new school year has begun. (I can almost hear the cheers of many parents!) Instead of a sigh of relief, now is the time to focus…

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Posted October 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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Family counselor teaches Airmen life skills

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

Military life can be stressful, and it’s good to know you have someone in your corner to talk to. The 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center military and family life counselors are there to support service members and their families during difficult times. “Military families face unique challenges,” said a 56th FSS…

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Biggest Loser competition about to begin

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Obesity — more than 78.6 million U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only is it to blame for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, it is costly to the U.S. and those who suffer from it. To help fight the bulge, the Luke…

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Pilot for a day

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Airman Pedro Mota Capt. Jondavid Hertzel, 21st Fighter Squadron flight commander, gives Daniel Acevedo, pilot for a day, a tour March 23 of the 21st FS hangar and F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The pilot for a day program gives opportunities to children in the community with life-threatening illnesses to experience what…

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News Briefs May 29, 2015

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Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiting Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. The event is open to all military and civilian service members…

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Leadership course opens to all ranks

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

In today’s Air Force, Airmen are constantly learning new ways to improve their military bearing. From speaking engagements to Toastmasters, the Air Force provides programs for Airmen to get out of their comfort zones and be active.

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