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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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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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National Police Week

Posted June 2, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron hold Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mahlan, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew member, after he is tased during a demonstration the opening day of Police Week May 16 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Security Forces Squadron teamed with the Phoenix, Glendale and Buckeye…

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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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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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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 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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‘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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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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