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Paralegal career field opens

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FW Legal Office

The paralegal career field is opening up for those interested in training for a change. “Retraining into the 5J0X1 paralegal career field provides a great environment for those looking for a career that offers a sense of pride, independence, personal growth and accomplishment at the end of each work day,” said Senior Master Sgt. Deanna…

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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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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted May 5, 2017 by by BRYAN RIPPLE

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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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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Citizen Airman highlighted at ASU ‘Salute to Service’ night

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

Family man, firefighter, Reservist, native Arizonan and graduate of Arizona State University, Tech. Sgt. Gabe Ulibarri, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighter was recognized Nov. 10 on-field at the ASU vs. Utah football game during their ‘Salute to Service’ night at Sun Devil Stadium. Ulibarri, who is originally from Springerville, Arizona, has been a member of…

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Construction of fourth F-35 squadron underway

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

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and nondestructive inspection building. “The construction near the nondestructive inspection lab is for the hangar, squadron operations and an aircraft maintenance…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. MATTHEW LUDWIG

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Resiliency: Key to productivity, job satisfaction

Posted February 1, 2019 by by SHARON KOZAK

Research shows that moderate levels of stress are healthy and improve productivity while too much or too little stress is damaging to performance, sometimes severely. Resilience is a way of combating stressors in your life. We define it as people’s developable capacity to adapt to change, adversity and stressors in a way that not only…

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PEOPLE FIRST November 6, 2015

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Air Force…

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2016 in Photos — 4

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Larry Miel, WWII veteran, shakes hands with F-35 Heritage Flight Team members before practice for the Luke Air Force Base air show April 1. Several WWII veterans came out to view the practice event, which included performances from the U.S. Thunderbirds and the F-35 Heritage Flight Team. Senior Airman James Hensley…

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