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Water: Where does it come from?

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

There are more than 3,000 military personnel and dependents living on Luke Air Force Base who receive ground water pumped to the base water tower from a two-well system on base. Beginning this year, the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron will now receive supplemental water from Valley Utilities. The connection the 56th CES is constructing will…

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In Brief February 19, 2016

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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Warrior Iron Chef challenges LUKE Thunderbolts

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Cassie Estep, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of documented cargo, displays the ingredients for her recipe at the contest. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Senior Airman Austin Harder, 56th FSS food service specialist, kicks off the Warrior Iron Chef competition by explaining the rules and setting…

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Local family continues legacy at 944th

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

It’s not unusual for people to follow in the footsteps of their parents when choosing a career. One family has taken that notion a step further by having three generations serve in the 944th Fighter Wing. Senior Airman Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, an…

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People First

Posted March 3, 2017 by

AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by…

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People First

Posted February 3, 2017 by

AF faces fighter pilot shortage The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest. In September 2015, the Air Force Chief of Staff directed a fighter enterprise redesign to focus on developing a strategy and implementation plan…

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Installation access procedures for everyone — guests, friends, family members

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of Master Sgt. Anthony Eaves, 56th SFS

Purpose: Access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to only those authorized persons and their conveyances. Persons authorized access shall be either escorted or unescorted. Background: Section 1069 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 110-181, establishes the standards required for entry to military installations in…

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Street Beats October 5, 2018

Posted October 4, 2018 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 23 through Sept. 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 77 moving violations and 45 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents July 23: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in housing. One vehicle was rear-ended. SFS issued no…

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2016 in Photos — 2

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Tech. Sgt. Jessica Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog kennel master, works out Feb. 11 at EOS Fitness in Avondale, Arizona. Keller won first place in the National Physique Committee Tournament of Champions in the women’s figure category December 2015 in San Diego. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 fighting…

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2016 in Photos — 8

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder, extreme winds and dust. Denise Willhite Tech. Sgt. Charles Gonzalez, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 aircraft armament craftsman, aided Senior Airman Karim Castro, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit…

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