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AF culture shift for Navajo Airman

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. MATTHEW GLOWICKI

Tradition runs deep for Senior Airman Justine Paramo, 56th Medical Group internal medicine technician and a full-blood Navajo. Hailing from Shiprock, N.M., Paramo is familiar with the traditions and customs of her tribe. “One of the traditions my parents would follow was to have my brother, sister and me stand outside in the snow in…

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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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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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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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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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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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STREET BEAT

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 19 through April 25: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and six nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in base housing. There were no injuries. April 24: Security forces responded to a report…

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Commanders, spouses get ‘fresh’ eye of base

Posted March 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hatch

Commanders were able to an overall perspective of the Luke mission from outside their squadrons during a tour given to military spouses and relatives.

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Sports Shorts – November 9, 2012

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SFS wins 2 of 3 games, defeats OSS in volleyball   Felipe Herrera, 56th Operations Support Squadron, left, waits for the ball after Steve Albavera, 56th Security Forces Squadron, hits the ball over the net during the first intramural volleyball game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. 56th Security Forces won…

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Street Beat – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Christopher Vonhatten,

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 31 through Sept. 6: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug 31: Security forces responded to a report of an off-base vehicle accident near Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Security forces provided traffic control for the helicopter landing…

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