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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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AAFES makes game-winning touchdown

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron team and the Army and Air Force Exchange Services team stepped onto the field Oct. 8 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated CMS 40-34. CMS came into the game undefeated and was on a mission to keep the streak alive. The match began with…

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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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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 December 11, 2015

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Aerobathon The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a four-hour aerobathon 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 and sign-in is 8:30 a.m. at the center. There will be step, kick boxing, Zumba and yoga. Prizes and refreshments are included. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Squadron challenge The first…

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Softball season kicks off

Posted April 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Clear blue skies and fresh cut grass mean one thing, softball season is here. The 607th Air Control Squadron and the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit kicked of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center intramural softball season April 11, 2016. The season is two months long and features 12 teams from across base. One…

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2016 Championship flyover

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller An F-16 Fighting Falcon with Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, on board tagged alongside a four-ship formation of F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from Luke Air Force Base that performed a flyover prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Jan. 11 at the University of…

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Sports Shorts July 2016

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Commander’s Cup Points are earned toward winning the Commander’s Cup for completion of extramural sports seasons or tournaments as follows: Sports season, 50; tournament completion, 25; first place, 100; second place, 80; third place, 60; and fourth place, 40. For more information on the Commander’s Cup, call the fitness center at 623-856-6241. Dodgeball tournament The…

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White Tanks hike The White Tank Mountain Hike is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and is open to the Luke Air Force Base community. Children ages 7 to 12 may attend. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Round-trip transportation departs from the Bryant Fitness Center. Guides, breakfast and lunch…

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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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