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T-bolts kick up dust for CFC …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Eric Burrell, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, kicks the ball during the Combined Federal Campaign kickball tournament Oct. 30 against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. The kickball tournament was to raise awareness for the CFC, which supports eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and…

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SEAN KIMMONS

BETHESDA, Md. — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Posted April 21, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Defense Department Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, nonmedical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy…

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TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of 2nd Lt. Ryan Allen, 56th LRS

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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EMS defeats CES

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron intramural football teams stepped on the field Oct. 19 to do battle at Luke Air Force Base. EMS defeated CES 27-14. The EMS team came into the game with a fast pace and were the first to score. EMS continued their dominance by scoring…

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Air Force rugby, the last gentleman’s game

Posted April 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Rugby is an often misunderstood game in the United States. It has a well-earned reputation for toughness and high athleticism, but also for foreignness, as evidenced by the stark contrast in the sport’s international popularity with its virtually non-existent presence in major American sports media.

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Sports Shorts January 22, 2016

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Hoops for Fun Hoops for Fun Basketball Clinic is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center for youth ages 5 to 12.  Skill building in the fundamentals will be covered. The cost is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, lunch and a certificate of participation. The…

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One man’s power behind the iron

Posted February 18, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The circumference of his arms test the strength of the fabric of the normally baggy sleeves of his Airman Battle Uniform, which stretches across his chest just far enough to look like a snug fit. It’s easy to see that he’s a large man, and though his uniform may attempt to hide it, it’s easy…

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Airman vaults to spot on US Olympic team

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by DAVID VERGUN

EUGENE, Ore. — First Lt. Cale Simmons, who cleared the bar at 5.65 meters — 18 feet, 6.4 inches — July 4 in the men’s pole vault finals, secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic team track and field finals. Simmons finished second at the finals, just behind Army 2nd…

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STACI MILLER
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Thunderbolts compete in winter games

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Thunderbolts showed off their competitive spirit Dec. 8 through 12 during the 2015 Luke Air Force Base Winter Games, hosted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center. The events started on Tuesday with a 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament, Humvee push and home-run races. The home-run races were a series of relays consisting of…

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