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Squadrons swap expertise in exercise

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron conducted an exercise June 13 with members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight and 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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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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This week in history: July 12

Posted July 12, 2013 by Rick Griset,

Saguaro Manor opens September 1959 When it comes to the history of U.S. Air Force base housing, two themes were consistent. There was either too much or too little housing to meet the base’s population needs. Luke Air Force Base has gone through those cycles too. While Del Webb built family housing at Luke, at…

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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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EOD takes to mountains for training

Posted July 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Few tasks require as much attention to detail as disarming an explosive device, and in the mountains of Arizona, searing heat and rugged terrain add complexity to an already difficult task.

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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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Load crews flex muscles in contest

Posted July 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

A load crew competition took place July 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The objective of the competition was to finish with the fastest time with no safety violations.

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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 – August 16, 2013

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Enlisted Airmen may be eligible for medical prep school Active-duty enlisted Airmen who qualify can now apply for a new pilot program designed to prepare them for medical school, but “intent to apply” emails must be submitted no later than Sept. 6, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory…

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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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