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Changes align gate access with REAL ID Act

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Chief Master Sgt. Blake Holm

The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 20, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act, as passed by Congress, which will implement the Act in a measured, fair and responsible way. For states and territories, whose extensions expired Oct. 10, 2016, and were not renewed, federal agencies may continue to accept driver’s…

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STREET BEAT

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 31 through Nov. 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 82 moving violations and 24 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange. A dependent and an Airman…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Don’t forget … Recently I attended a Bris. A Bris is the circumcision and naming ceremony for an 8-day-old Jewish baby boy. The religious significance of this rite is profound. It was a beautiful and joyful celebration of covenant, faith, love, family and tradition. During the ceremony, one of the rabbis made a unique statement…

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Ammo Airmen prepare for first-ever munitions competition

Posted July 6, 2018 by Story and photos by Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight formed a team to compete in the first-ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, which took place June 11-14 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The competition challenged seven teams of ammo maintainers from bases around the world to compete in various tasks that simulated the range…

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Don’t be an ‘Airman Z’

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Senior Airman JORDAN ASHLOCK

It started when he got his first rum and coke at a party in 9th grade. Airman Z had always been curious about alcohol, and his brother, a senior and one of the “cool guys” in high school, always talked about drinking whenever he hung out with the other cool kids in school. To Airman…

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Posted September 1, 2016 by Dobbins combats Zika with Department of Public Health

Bioenvironmental engineers from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, recently partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to partake in the Defense Department initiative to combat the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Kathleen Schmidt, the Georgia DPH vector surveillance coordinator, along with the Dobbins Air Reserve Base engineers, laid traps at the base’s firing…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/hycf/ Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Facebook page! It’s a summer season of change in Fighter Country, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumes command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard. This will be…

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A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted October 9, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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Win $500 gift card in Order Tire sweepstakes

Posted May 4, 2018 by

DALLAS — Soldiers, Airmen, military families and veterans can enter monthly during 2018 to win tire gift cards, worth $500 each, in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Order Tire sweepstakes. Eligible participants can enter online at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes monthly until Dec. 31. One winner will be chosen each month for a $500 Order Tire…

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