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Weather: Exercise component

First responders prepare to transport a simulated injured patient during an extreme weather exercise April 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The exercise was designed to train and evaluate Luke Airmen on readiness and preparation for a hurricane-force winds scenario.

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Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject of which he has written about in a book. After a 2007 plane crash, nine days in a…

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Energy office helps keep lights on

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Anyone who has spent a summer in the West Valley knows when the temperature goes up, the…

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Heroes walk amongst us every day

Courtesy photo “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.” ~Abraham Lincoln One Airman did just that when he found himself downrange in the thick of war. It was April 2008 and Maj. Scott Smith, 56th Comptroller Squadron commander, had been on Phoenix base in Iraq for almost a…

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944th FW CS team takes out trash

Senior Airman Ashlynd Fine, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, picks up trash March 22 at the South Gate Visitor Reception Center as part of a community service team at Luke Air Force Base. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Airmen spent time after work hours March 22 helping pick up trash around the South Gate…


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Fly Over: The Great Gatsby’, and ‘Iron Man 3′

Posted  May 10, 2013

In theaters: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” won’t go down as the definitive version of the classic of American letters, which is the fourth film to date, but it was certainly a lot of fun. Initially I was a bit confused why Fitzgerald’s drama would require 3-D;…

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Half Marathon

Posted  May 10, 2013

May is fitness month for the Air Force. Every year Airmen are challenged to participate in different athletic endeavors.

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Report helps military deal with sexual assault problem

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — Sexual assault is a long-term problem for the military, and it will take time for military efforts to combat it, the director of the Defense Department’s sexual assault prevention and response office said. “We are not satisfied with where we are at today,” said Army Maj. Gen. Gary Patton in an interview before the…

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Chaplain thoughts

Posted  May 10, 2013

“Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ‘shake well before using.’ That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.” ~ Vance Havner Have you ever felt abused or abandoned by others? What about from God Himself? Sometimes God has a…

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Sports Shorts – May 10, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

Benjamin McCloud, 607th ACS radio frequencies transmissions systems journeyman, serves the ball to the 944th MDSS team. The 607th ACS won the second game forcing a third and final game with the 944th MDSS.   Sandra Montoya, 944th Medical Support Squadron knowledge operations, volleys a serve from the 607th Air Control Squadron April 30 at…

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Luke 1 launches teams of trust

Posted  May 3, 2013

May kicks off a year-long commander’s campaign, “Building Trust, Deterring Crime.” The goal is to build teams where trust of one another and the leader is foundational.

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Emotional intelligence calls for controlled feelings

Posted  May 3, 2013

There is no doubt that we are emotional people. Many of us have the ability to control and or hide our emotions better than others. Some of us wear our emotions on our sleeves.

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Following standards, expectations lead to life, job satisfaction

Posted  May 3, 2013

As Airmen, we take pride in the quality work product and superior performance that naturally accompanies everything we set out to do. How is it though that these characteristics have become so deeply woven into the fabric of our existence as an organization? “Excellence in all we do.” If we desire to satisfy this core…

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SFS handlers paired with canine counterparts

Posted  May 3, 2013

What does it take to build a bond? What if the pair doesn’t speak the same language?

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Local Briefs: May 5, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

CES change of command Lt. Col. Chad Bondurant will relinquish command of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron to Lt. Col. Kenneth Herndon in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 343. AFSA meeting The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona…

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