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EOD takes to mountains for training

Posted July 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Few tasks require as much attention to detail as disarming an explosive device, and in the mountains of Arizona, searing heat and rugged terrain add complexity to an already difficult task.

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Moving Wall Memorial stirs memories, emotions

Posted October 10, 2014 by Senior Airman JENNA SARVINSKI

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Pat McDermott, a member of the Blue Blazer squadron composed of prior 56th Fighter Wing honorary commanders, sings the national anthem Oct. 3 as Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, salutes during “The Vietnam War Moving Wall Memorial” opening ceremony in Goodyear. Luke AFB’s Honor Guard presented the colors. Inscribed…

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Load crews flex muscles in contest

Posted July 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

A load crew competition took place July 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The objective of the competition was to finish with the fastest time with no safety violations.

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24/7 domestic abuse victim advocate hotline confidential, fre

Posted October 10, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing

Luke Air Force Base has a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. Individuals can call and have questions answered regarding domestic violence without disclosing identifying information about themselves or partners. The DAVA program has obtained new guidance from the Defense Department AFI…

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Air Force News – August 16, 2013

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Enlisted Airmen may be eligible for medical prep school Active-duty enlisted Airmen who qualify can now apply for a new pilot program designed to prepare them for medical school, but “intent to apply” emails must be submitted no later than Sept. 6, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory…

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CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tank for any reading malfunctions or leaks. Whether cruising at 35,000 feet or performing a low-altitude strafing mission, the last thing a pilot…

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AF culture shift for Navajo Airman

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. MATTHEW GLOWICKI

Tradition runs deep for Senior Airman Justine Paramo, 56th Medical Group internal medicine technician and a full-blood Navajo. Hailing from Shiprock, N.M., Paramo is familiar with the traditions and customs of her tribe. “One of the traditions my parents would follow was to have my brother, sister and me stand outside in the snow in…

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Aussie F-35 leaders visit base

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Airman Pedro Mota FROM LEFT: Retired Royal Australian Air Vice-Marshal John Quaife, airworthiness board representative, Maj. Nathan Draper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Australian squadron leader, and Royal Australian Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble, joint strike fighter program manager, tour the 61st AMU and hangar Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Deeble and Quaife met with Col….

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People First

Posted September 7, 2012 by tomlear

Redesigned program eases transition to civilian life A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and better apply their military experience, Air Force officials said. The program is the first major overhaul of the transition assistance program for military members in nearly 20 years. The effort began in response to a…

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Recipes make delicious holiday food prep fast, easy

Posted December 13, 2013 by

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes 12 servings, prep time: 20 minutes, cook time: One hour Description: Traditional sweet potato recipe. It is usually served as a side dish. Ingredients Six large sweet potatoes 1/2 cup butter Two cups white sugar One teaspoon ground cinnamon One teaspoon ground nutmeg One tablespoon vanilla extract salt to taste Directions…

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