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Veterans Day tribute 2017

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Airmen from Luke AFB participated in several Veterans Day events throughout the weekend in the Phoenix area paying tribute to the men and women of the armed forces serving today and those that have come before us. On Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice every service member past and present has made in…

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Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

Posted November 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class FRANKIE MOORE

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest. Later that night, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Buckman was awakened by a phone call from his friend, Mark Byrne, a 57-year-old Army veteran. “He was incoherent, and I couldn’t…

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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Vietnam vet continues 50-year journey of discovery

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

The summer of 1967 can be remembered as a time of profound change. Many cities in America were aflame, the airwaves were full of music that a few years earlier wasn’t thought of, and the Vietnam War was raging a world away. In a small town that summer — Blanchard, Washington — 18-year-old Jerry Prentice…

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World War II veteran visits base

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Martinez and his family view artifacts from Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field during a tour of the 56th Range Management Office at Luke. Manuel Martinez, a World War II veteran, interacts with Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing Oct. 2 during a tour at Luke Air Force Base. Martinez spent the morning reminiscing…

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AF offered Airman chance of lifetime

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

When people come to a medical facility, they are often anxious and uneasy. It is important to have personnel at that facility to make one feel comfortable and at ease. Some people have a gift for making people feel their needs are important and special. One such person is Lynne Nutter, who served the Air…

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Veterans visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — As the Defense Department’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged veterans back to their military families this coming Veterans Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping privileges. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DOD’s Defense Manpower…

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Pilots mark 50-year reunion learning about the future of airpower

Posted April 21, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

A 1967 Undergraduate Pilot Training class from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., recently celebrated a 50-year reunion at Luke Air Force Base, by visiting the 63rd Fighter Squadron and the 310th FS.

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Pearl Harbor vet honored on 99th birthday

Posted April 7, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

There are days and events in history that are etched in people’s minds forever. One of those days is Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in a speech before a joint session of Congress would live in infamy. Although most people in the…

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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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