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Mini Thunderbolts build bikes

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

It’s an exciting moment, seeing children’s faces full of joy and anticipation as they wait to start building a new bicycle.

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310th AMU: Keeping the Tophats ‘Bad to the Bone’

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

It takes a lot of work to keep an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying, and it takes a lot of people to keep the seven fighter squadrons at Luke Air Force Base mission-ready.

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‘Children’s Museum of Phoenix’ Act like a kid

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

I’m not really one for the artsy crafty museums of the big cities, so when my wife told me she wanted to go to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, I was not excited. But there was a redeeming thought, “Since it’s a children’s museum, it can’t be too boring.”

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This week in history

Posted May 16, 2014 by Rick Griset,

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle Talon sits on the Luke Air Force Base flightline in 1988. 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron and LANTIRN Two related events occurred at Luke Air Force Base 25 years ago this week. The 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron received its first McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft on May 15,…

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Justice Report

Posted May 16, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base for April: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • An airman received an Article 15 for damaging government property valued at more than $500. The member received forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, 14 days restriction and a reprimand….

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

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Spouse hiring info The Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service will facilitate a web-based training entitled Federal Employment and Military Spouse Preference. This webinar will give an overview of spouse hiring authorities and the federal application process. Military spouses are encouraged to attend as well as those who provide direct employment services to spouses. To access…

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Airmen get creative in arts, crafts, wood shops

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airmen spend more time away from their families than many civilians. Service members work for long periods of time while under constant stress and pressure. Although they are trained warriors, a little rest and relaxation is necessary.

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EOD sets pace for explosive challenge

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians have a physically demanding job. On May 2, people from around Arizona got a taste, first hand, of just how demanding it really is by participating in the EOD Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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ADOT to launch new driver license process, design

Posted May 9, 2014 by azdot.gov

Beginning June 16, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is expanding central credential issuance to all offices statewide, meaning that customers visiting a Motor Vehicle Division office to obtain a new driver license or identification card will leave with a temporary credential. The permanent license or identification card will be mailed to the…

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Fifth generation takes flight

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Senior Airman Paul Swanson, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, marshals in an F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Luke Air Force Base Tuesday after one of its first sorties.   Maj. John Wilson, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, climbs out of the F-35 after its second day of sorties.

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