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Develop your replacement

Posted May 29, 2015 by Lt. Col. CHARLES JONES

Although it might be a hard pill to swallow in today’s self-esteem charged, participation-trophy society, we are all replaceable. I often say of the Air Force’s perpetual personnel moves, we are all transitional employees so we should subscribe to the “hit by a bus” theory of leadership development. In other words, if you don’t show…

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Sports Shorts – May 1, 2014

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Summer jobs Luke Air force Base is looking for students that are certified lifeguards for the pool season, Memorial Day to Labor Day. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a nationally recognized lifeguard certification, current CPR and first-aid training, automated external defibrillator training and water safety instructor certification. To apply for a position,…

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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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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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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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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 – June 27, 2014

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New Jersey Base leaders, families and service members gathered June 13 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to welcome the spring 2014 graduates of the Community College of the Air Force. A special presentation was made to Senior Airman Kevin Duran, 421st Combat Training Squadron, the 350,000th student to graduate. Senegal U.S. and African partners concluded a…

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ITT: One stop shop for travel, recreation

Posted May 16, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy Photo Alyssa Gorby, 56th Force Support Squadron recreation aide, talks with a customer May 2 at the ITT satellite facility located in the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. ITT offers discounted tickets on travel destinations, sporting events and lodging. Looking for a discount on a vacation getaway or tickets to the latest show? Information,…

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Street Beat

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 29 through May 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object in the Bldg. 1100 parking lot. There…

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Pulling parts: ‘Gravediggers’ keep maintainers supplied with aircraft parts

Posted March 28, 2014 by Senior Airman ANDREW LEE

Mark Antoniotti is a “gravedigger,” but he doesn’t work at a typical cemetery. Instead of rows of tombstones and mausoleums, his graveyard contains the remains of mechanical beasts and metal relics column after column.

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