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MSG boss expands horizons beyond family tradition

Posted October 5, 2012 by by 1st Lt. RYAN DECAMP

For many of us who’ve had family in the military, following in their footsteps may seem natural. However, what happens if we commit the cardinal sin of not joining the same branch as our parents or other family members?

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‘The Rock,’ deployment corner stone

Posted November 16, 2012 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

When a short-fall tasking came knocking on the door at Luke Air Force Base, there was a spot on a deployment that only one Airman could fill.

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Justice Report

Posted February 1, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions for December 2012: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial An airman was found guilty of two specifications of Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order, wrongful use and possession of spice. The member received a sentence of confinement for 19 days, reduction to E-1 and forfeiture…

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Thunderbirds birthed at Luke

Posted March 15, 2013 by Thunderbirds History Office

In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service.

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Girl scouts get ‘dog show’

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Senior Airman Justin Lopez, center, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, talks to girl scouts about the kennel facility and his experience working with the MWDs April 16 when the girls visited Luke Air Force Base. The girl scouts delivered 300 cases, about 2,600 boxes, of cookies in support of Operation Thunderbox, a…

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Exchange shoppers turn old phones into cash

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Air Force Exchange Services

Military shoppers who have an old cell phone or two lying around gathering dust can now trade them in for credit toward a Smart Phone upgrade at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center. A trade-in can result in instant credit toward the purchase of a new Smart Phone, accessory or even insurance for…

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SFS trains for real-world shooter

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron recently completed active shooter scenario training at the Luke Air Force Base SFS training building June 19 and at the Phoenix Police Academy “shoot house” July 24.

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News Briefs September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Chapel open positions The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel has four open positions. Resumes are required for all positions and must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 8. Bid documents and full requirements are available at the Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel, 13968 West Shooting Star Street. Protestant contemporary gospel worship service music…

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‘Hot’ times had at Campout

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Tech. Sgt. Jason Phillip, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight assistant NCO in charge, feeds a s’more to his daughter, Brielle, 2, while sitting at one of the fire pots made available to campers for roasting marshmallows. The next family campout is scheduled for mid-April 2014.   Sydney Bradley, 13, fills a tube with sugar…

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Kids — perpetual motion

Posted January 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Matthew Roseler, 10 months, son of Staff Sgt. Ryan Roseler, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member appears to be enjoying the day Dec. 23, 2013, at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center.   Mae Shoup, 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center education technician, plays with the children at the…

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