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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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