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Concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot: ‘Freedom a beautiful thing’

Posted July 3, 2013 by SrA. Mariah Tolbert

From concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot in the world's greatest Air Force

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Korean War vet swaps stories with Luke pilots

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Capt. Brian Dudley, 62nd Fighter Squadron A-flight commander and instructor pilot, chats with retired U.S. Navy officer, Anthony Canzonetta, Korean War test pilot, June 13 at the 62nd FS’s heritage room prior to leaving for the flightline for a tour. During their time together, Dudley and Anthony talked about topics ranging from flying,…

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Reunions

Posted July 3, 2013 by

Army Sec Agency (ASA) Korea 351st Comm Recon Co (1952-1953) Great Barrington, Mass. July 15-18 For more information, call George Fleck at (413) 528-9233 or email pennies11@verizon.net. 96th Inf OCS Co Class 64-67 (Fort Benning, Ga.) Colorado Springs, Colo. July 15-19 For more information, call Fred Beckman at (609) 894-9673 or email fbbeckman@comcast.net. C Trp…

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VA helps service members prepare for separation, job market

Posted August 22, 2014 by 56th FSS A&FRC

The Department of Veterans Affairs new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Luke Air Force Base as part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program. The goal of the redesigned TAP, now known as Transition GPS, is to provide transitioning service members with a set of value-added, individually tailored training programs and…

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Labor Department Website features women vets’ issues

Posted July 3, 2013 by

Labor Department officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. The site is a collaborative effort between the Labor Department and the Veterans’ Employment Training Service and the Women’s Bureau. The site highlights potential challenges that may affect the economic security of women veterans, including: • Disability: Women veterans…

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Unknown ‘Soldier’ returns home

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars for the United States, not only for those involved, but for the families of those fighting. Making sure everyone returned home from war was a priority and for one Unknown Soldier that was just the case.

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Luke hosts POW symposium

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Hundreds gathered at the base theater to hear the stories of seven prisoners of war May 18 at Luke Air Force Base. During the Vietnam War, these pilots spent anywhere from 55 to 2,734 days as a POW between September 1965 and March 1973. Air Force Col. Phillip Smith was held the longest. He flew…

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VA processes nearly all two-year-old disability claims

Posted July 3, 2013 by

Moves to complete those older than one year The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old…

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Veteran’s life one of service to country, MLB

Posted November 7, 2014 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Courtesy photo Top Gun — In 1971, Ensch was assigned to Navy Fighter Squadron 161, NAS Miramar, California. He continued deployments to Southeast Asia on the USS Midway. He was credited with two confirmed MiG-17 shoot-downs and nearly 300 combat missions. In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was passed, popular music was dominated by the…

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Defenders remember fallen brothers

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

An annual security forces retreat ceremony occurred May 17 at the Luke Air Force Base flag pole, in memory of  the 18 Airmen who lost their lives May 15, 1975. Many may not know or fully understand the history of the Mayaguez incident and why even 37 years later it still lingers within the thoughts…

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