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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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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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General signs agreement …

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, then 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the successor collective bargaining agreement June 13 for non-appropriated fund employees alongside negotiators at Luke Air Force Base. The new agreement covers conditions of employment affecting more than 300 NAF civilian employees in the AFGE 1547 bargaining unit. Proposals for 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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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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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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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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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Sep. 8

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Deven Augustine 56th Operations Support Squadron —Air traffic controller Airman Augustine provides command and control to the 100 daily flights in and out of Luke Air Force Base while keeping lines of communication open with the FAA and civilian aircraft as well. He is vital to ensuring the safety of our Airmen…

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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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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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