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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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People First – May 29, 2015

Posted  May 29, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. DOD protects members from deceptive practices In…

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Street Beat

Posted  May 29, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 24: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. Security forces verified the damage and facilitated information exchange….

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TRICARE members beware of callers asking for PII

Posted  May 29, 2015

The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity has received a significant number of concerns from TRICARE beneficiaries regarding unsolicited attempts by so-called call centers to ask them to provide personal identifying information and health information so the caller can allegedly provide prescribed cream medications to the TRICARE beneficiary. TRICARE and its contractors never call…

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Airmen share glimpse of future with students

Posted  May 29, 2015

Luke Air Force Base Airmen volunteered at Esperanza Elementary School career day to talk about their jobs in the Air Force.

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Police Week remembers fallen

Posted  May 29, 2015

Defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nationwide event to remember police officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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This week in history

Posted  May 29, 2015

May 25, 2005: Polish air force visits Luke Courtesy photo An historic event occurred Oct. 5, 1989, when Soviet Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Yazov, left, and a group of 29 Soviet officials visited Luke Air Force Base. The visit was part of a program to foster contacts between military and defense officials from both nations….

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U.S. Paralympics team trains on Luke turf

Posted  May 29, 2015

Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center opened its doors to more than 14 U.S. Paralympic competitors May 12 through 15 to prepare for the Desert Challenge Games that took place May 17 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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Fly Over: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ and ‘Resist’

Posted  May 29, 2015

In games: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ Nearly a year after the dramatic ending of “Wolfenstein – The New Order” comes another addition to the story released for Xbox One and Playstation 4: “Wolfenstein – The Old Blood.” In this new story, you once again take on the role of William B.J. Blazkowicz, a U.S….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  May 29, 2015

Hate is the easy way out There’s enough hate to go around in the world – whether it’s Syria, Ukraine, or a biker bar in Texas. Choose any media and one of the top stories will likely relate to the emotion of hate and its responses. Hate, the dark side of human nature, is unfortunately…

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Sports Shorts – May 29, 2014

Posted  May 29, 2015

SFS defeats LRS in intramural softball by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Kevin Barnes, 56th Security Forces Squadron, catches the ball during an intramural softball game May 14 against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. SFS defeated LRS 15-9. The 56th Security Forces Squadron softball team defeated…

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