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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Courtesy photo Richard States and wife, Sharon, pose for a photo at the USS Mauna Kea reunion in 2009 in San Antonio. There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An accomplished violin player in middle and high school who played in the…

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Young soldier’s adventure gives chance of lifetime

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit movie screens in 1989. This motion picture highlighted two high school seniors’ history project and how it turned into an excellent adventure.

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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Throughout the decades, martial arts have fascinated millions of people all over the world. There have been numerous motion pictures featuring martial artists such as Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Bruce Lee. The Karate Kid movies entertained audiences worldwide.

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ALS graduates 35 from class 18-6

Posted October 4, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 33 senior airmen and two staff sergeants Aug. 23 from class 18-6. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: John Schwanderlik, 56th Medical Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Christian Bish, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; Haleigh Reaves, 56th MDSS; and Cody Ferrara, 56th Security Forces Squadron Commandant’s Award:…

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CUW honored as AF credit union of year

Posted October 4, 2018 by Courtesy of Credit Union West

Serving military members and veterans is foundational to Credit Union West, which was established in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union and founded on Luke Air Force Base. The tradition of serving the military continues today, earning them the distinction of being named the Air Force Credit Union of the Year in 2018, the highest…

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Lt. Gen. Roberson inducted into Order of the Sword

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Retired Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson was inducted into the Order of the Sword Sept. 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Roberson was selected for this honor due to his unyielding devotion and care of Air Education and Training Command Airmen and their mission during his time as commander July 2015 to December 2017….

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Posted September 6, 2018 by

Induction ceremony welcomes new SNCOs The following technical sergeants (unless otherwise noted) were recognized as senior NCOs in a ceremony Aug. 17 at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Support Squadron Tranisha Brown, Ricardo Garcia, Nicole Headley and Anthony May 607th Air Control Squadron Andrew Hardie, Shawn Finnegan, Brian Leverenz and Robert Young 62nd Fighter…

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Luke crew chief named best in Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Tanner Apple, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, was awarded the Thomas M. Barnes award August 13, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted August 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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Luke’s Honor Guard awards presentation

Posted June 20, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, gives remarks after presenting Luke’s graduating honor guardsmen with an Air Force Achievement medal June 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony was the culmination of the honor guardsmen’s one-year service to Luke’s Honor Guard…

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