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‘You failed … or did you? Analyzing failure, realizing success

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Col. RYAN SAMUELSON

Editors note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Defense Department or the U.S. government. AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to …,”…

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Luke honor guardsmen get relief from AZ sun

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard members are getting relief from the Arizona heat from sunshades that were installed June 10 outside the honor guard building. Honor guardsmen train for hours daily to maintain a high level of professionalism for funerals, ceremonies and presentation of colors. Installation of the…

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Base, community join in P4 initiative

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base and West Valley Phoenix community leaders inked a memorandum of understanding identifying the structure of the Luke Community Partnership program during the Luke West Valley Council meeting June 16 at Luke AFB. The Luke Community Partnership program is part of the Air Force’s Public-Public, Public-Private…

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National Police Week

Posted June 2, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron hold Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mahlan, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew member, after he is tased during a demonstration the opening day of Police Week May 16 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Security Forces Squadron teamed with the Phoenix, Glendale and Buckeye…

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Exchange Honors Military Spouses with $5,000 Vacation Giveaway

Posted May 5, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 6 this year, but the Exchange will celebrate the contributions of military spouses all month by offering a chance to win a resort vacation package for two valued at more than $5,000. One lucky winner will have their pick of more than 2,000 resort locations worldwide,…

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So Close Yet So Far

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

The 56th Medical Group flag football team played against the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron team March 28, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This game was considered a failsafe for the 56th EMS team, but for the 56th MDG, losing this game meant losing the entire championship. “Out of eleven teams it came down…

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Luke Air Force Base Air Park

Posted April 1, 2016 by

The Luke Air Force Base Air Park is dedicated to the men and women who are serving or have served at Luke and the heritage of freedom they imparted to the nation. The nine airplanes on display are examples of the types that have served at Luke. They are the F-104 G Starfighter, T-33A Shooting…

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EMS dominates 61st AMU in flag football

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The game between the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit kicked off with the EMS quarterback throwing a short pass to gain a first down against the 61st AMU. The EMS’ aggressive offense helped them put up points early in the game and eventually win with a final score of 20-7. “Our…

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AETC commander visits Luke

Posted December 10, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, visited Luke Air Force Base Dec. 2 through 3 to acquaint himself with the base and personnel. It is his first visit to Luke since taking command of AETC in July. Cheryl, his wife, and Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, AETC command chief, accompanied the…

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Around Luke

Posted October 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Tech. Sgt. Michael Mavrakis, 56th Fighter Wing Occupational Safety NCO in charge, inspects the central air unit outside Bldg. 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Mavrakis’ office works to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for Luke members.

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