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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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Heart: Leading cause of death in men, women

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; locally, this disease currently affects 203 Luke community members. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the 56th Medical Group Health Promotions team is participating in American Heart Month. Join the team for a 30-minute walk at 11 a.m….

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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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LRS receives Supply Chain Excellence Award

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Due to their outstanding work, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was nominated for the Air Education Training Command Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence.

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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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Chief shares ‘Top 10’ lessons learned over career

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

The 944th Fighter Wing bid farewell to their command chief as she retired after 27 years in the Air Force in a ceremony Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Hutson, 944th FW command chief, said her tear-filled goodbyes to the men and women of the wing during an emotional ceremony…

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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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Luke’s CDC wins best in Air Force

Posted June 14, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For many parents, finding quality child care can be challenging but those at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., can be certain their children are receiving the greatest care. Luke’s Child Development Center was awarded the Air Force’s best Child Development Program of the Year for 2016. Luke’s CDC competed against 100 other CDCs across the…

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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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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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