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Luke’s Winter Games build morale

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing [Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.] 2016 Winter Games kicked off Dec. 5th through Dec. 8th offering a variety of fun games for Airmen from different squadrons to compete for the championship.

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61st AMU sprints past 56th MDG for win

Posted December 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit softball team charged to victory over the 56th Medical Group team late in the evening Nov. 17 at Luke. Through a combination of steadfast defense throughout and heavy hitting in the late innings, especially in the last inning drive, the 61st AMU overtook the 56th MDG by a score of…

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Sports Shorts April 15, 2016

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Junior golf clinic The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a junior golf clinic 9 to 10 a.m.  April 23. The cost is $20 per clinic or $30 for both. Instruction includes grip, stance, driving, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. For more information, call 623-535-9334. Base family camp out Outdoor recreation is featuring a base…

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Pro presents perfect pushup, squat

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

The pushup is a stability movement using shoulders, arms, triceps and biceps. The proper position for a pushup is to start with the feet shoulder-width apart with hands directly beneath the shoulders and elbows moving backward not outward. As the body is lowered, tighten the core of the body and lower the chest to the…

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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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