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Veterans Day events

Posted November 14, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook U.S. military recruits and cadets raise their right hand during an Oath of Enlistment Ceremony at the Arizona State University Salute to Service game Nov. 12, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. During the ASU game, numerous patriotic events honored service members and veterans for their.   Air Force…

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Retiree Appreciation Day showcases mission, thanks veterans

Posted October 26, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Senior Airman Henry Dodd, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal member, explains how one of the EOD robots works during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 20, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. A number of units from across base set up interactive demonstrations…

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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

Posted December 11, 2017 by

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there

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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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