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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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Events

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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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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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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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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