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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted July 12, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted June 28, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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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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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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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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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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Water supply: where’s it coming from?

Posted January 11, 2017 by by Senior Airman James Hensley

There are more than 3,000 military personnel and dependents living on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., who receive ground water pumped to the base water tower from a two-well system on base.

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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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PEDRO MOTA
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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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