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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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Events

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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Sports clinic helps veterans

Posted October 11, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Have you ever tried running with one leg or shooting an arrow blind?

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USS Arizona’s oldest crewman passes at 100

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, one of 334 survivors of the USS Arizona that was attacked by the Japanese Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor passed away Feb. 8 at the age of 100 in Yuba City, California.

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Salutes & Awards

Journey to Purple Heart spans decades

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Stephen Delgado

There is an old saying, “It’s better late than never.” After 67 years, World War II veteran Army Staff Sgt. Carlyle Gardner, who served almost three years in the war, was presented a Purple Heart and POW medal by...

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Vet turns tragedy to triumph

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy photo Steve Martin, retired Army military police officer, performs a fire hose drag Sept. 6 at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. Martin, currently an Arizona Highway Patrol officer, deployed to Afghanistan embedded with an Army infantry unit. He lost both of his legs after his humvee hit a roadside bomb. It…

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Career Technical Training Track: What’s in it for you

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senaida Larson

Beginning a new career as a civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take time to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (goals, plans, success) program, service…

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Air Force

Retirement options available for Airmen, federal employees

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Saving money for retirement may seem overwhelming, but there is help for military personnel and federal employees. Some of the retirement plans available are the Thrift Savings Plan, Roth Individual Retirement Account and the new Roth Thrift Savings Plan option, which is scheduled to be available to Air Force and Army personnel in October, according…

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VA offers dental insurance program

Posted November 27, 2013 by

The VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program, to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced recenlty. More than 8 million Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care can choose to purchase one of…

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DAR honors retiree

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Smith, 56th MSG superintendent, presents Theodore Meyer with a certificate granted to him by the National Society of the Daughters of American Revolution May 7 at Luke Air Force Base to honor his 20 years of military service….

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