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Sports Shorts March 11, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016 by

Start Smart Baseball Start Smart Baseball is for children ages 3 to 5 with a parent participating. It is 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays March 22 through April 26 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. A sports physical is required. For more information, call 623-856-7470….

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Sports Shorts March 4, 2016

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St. Patrick’s Day fun run The St. Patrick’s Day 5k fun run is 7 a.m. March 11 and will begin at 944th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 988. There will be prizes and refreshments. For more information, call 623-856-2291. St. Patrick’s Day golf tourney The St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament is 8 a.m. March 13 at…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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Bball tourney highlights Special Olympians

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Athletes from all over Arizona came under one roof to compete in the Palo Verde Area Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Feb. 19 in Avondale. Fourteen teams participated in the tournament in which each division winner moved to the state competition in March at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This basketball tournament has existed for…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Luke shirts dominate ALS students in V-ball

Posted February 25, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School is an intense six-week course for senior airmen and staff sergeants to learn the basics of leadership. Luke Air Force Base first sergeants have a tradition of playing volleyball with the students at the end of the course to build comradery and interact with the students. First sergeants…

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Sports Shorts February 26, 2016

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T-Ball/pitch baseball T-Ball and pitch baseball registration is March 1 through 18 for children ages 5 to 8. The cost is $35 per youth program member and $45 per nonmember. Practice begins April 4. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 623-856-7470. March of the Fallen The 2016 March of the Fallen is March…

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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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Squaring off …

Posted February 18, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, and Derek Weida, Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division and YouTube personality, pose for a photo Feb. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. Weida was accompanied by fellow wounded warriors for a meet and greet with Airmen…

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Sports Shorts February 19, 2016

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March of the Fallen The 2016 March of the Fallen is March 26 through the White Tank Mountains. Weigh-in is 7 a.m. The march begins at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $40 per person age 18 and over, and $20 per person 17 and under. For more information, call Senior Airman Scott Giles at 623-856-7028….

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CMS sweeps field against AGE

Posted February 11, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron topped out against the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircrew Ground Equipment team 20-6 in a dominant showing during a flag football match, Feb. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. Both teams scored early, demonstrating their play styles in the first quarter, with EMS/AGE running wide and out long-pass plays with…

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Sports Shorts February 12, 2016

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Spring Break camps Youth ages 9 to 12 attend an all-sports camp 8 a.m. to noon, lunch noon to 1 p.m. and adventure camp 1 to 5 p.m. March 7 through 11 and 14 through 18 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. Camps are $35 each and lunch is $5 unless the youth…

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