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COMMISSARY FAST FACTS

Posted July 6, 2018 by

‘Your Everyday Savings!’ Commissary prices on hundreds of popular items are now even lower and easier to spot with the Defense Commissary Agency’s new “YES!” program. Short for “Your Everyday Savings,” the YES! program helps make stateside commissaries more competitive with grocers outside the gate who often lower prices on certain goods to entice consumers…

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‘Hack the Air Force?’ Got what it takes?

Posted May 5, 2017 by by ED GULICK

SAN FRANCISCO — The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select partner nations to do their best to hack some of its key public websites. The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer as a measure to further operationalize…

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Keep tiny teeth healthy, strong

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Capt. (Dr.) LUCAS KIM

We all know that a child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out. Does that mean they don’t need to be taken of? Baby teeth play an important role in helping a child bite, chew food and speak clearly. They also help permanent adult teeth grow into the correct position by acting as placeholders. It’s important…

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Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, helps Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prior to his first flight with the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2016. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)
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First flight …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, assists Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, Oct. 12 prior to his first flight in the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter.

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Fiscal fury: AF I&MS portfolio exceeds 83 percent execution by deadline

Posted September 6, 2018 by by ED SHANNON

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Lackland, Texas — Strong communication and a program to incent budget execution performance helped the Air Force exceed a goal to execute more than 83 percent of its $6.6 billion installation and mission support portfolio by the July 31 deadline. Managed by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the record…

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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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Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

Posted April 28, 2016 by by JEREMY GERLACH

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years,…

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In Brief

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Turkeys for troops Thanksgiving meals, including turkey/ham with side items, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and more, will be provided for families in need for the holiday. To support this effort, go to the commissary and purchase packaged, pre-made side items for $10 to donate. Place purchased items in bins near the exit….

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Justice Report

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September and October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative demotions • A technical sergeant was demoted to the rank of staff sergeant for unsatisfactory performance. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Sept. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., for whom Luke AFB is named.

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