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Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resides, is being renovated and will include a name change to Community Commons. “The building is getting a total overhaul from…

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Roberson takes command of AETC

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has more than 5,000 flight hours including 865 combat hours. Roberson will oversee the operation of 10 major installations in five states….

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Salutes and Awards

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company grade officer: Capt. Elizabeth McCourt Field grade officer: Maj. David Barnes Civilian (Category I): Yvonne Godwin Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak Civilian (Category…

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A historian with his own history

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.


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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and ‘The L Word’

Posted  June 19, 2015

‘Battlefield Hardline’ In “Battlefield Hardline” you take on the role of Detective Nick Mendoza in the story mode. Unlike the previous “Battlefield” games which featured military warfare, in this “Battlefield” the play style resembles a cops and robbers storyline. In story mode, Mendoza faces off against the world of drugs and corruption in his police…

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Spiritual pillar strengthened at VBS

Posted  June 19, 2015

A slew of volunteers, including eight active-duty members, helped make the Luke Air Force Base Chapel’s Vacation Bible School program a success June 1 through 5.

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Street Beat

Posted  June 19, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 8 through 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Emergency responses June 8: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a child, age 3, locked inside a vehicle near Bldg. 942. The child was accidentally locked…

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Sports Shorts – June 19, 2014

Posted  June 19, 2015

LRS defeats 310th in scorcher Tyler Watkins, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, gets a hit during an intramural playoff softball game against the 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team June 9 at Luke Air Force Base. LRS defeated the 310th 18-2 and moves on to the next round. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th…

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2nd F-35 squadron stands up

Posted  June 12, 2015

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumes command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron June 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in July and will be joined by partner nations Norway and Italy. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumed command of the 62nd Fighter…

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Two-Airman family can be adventure

Posted  June 12, 2015

“You’re both in the military? When do you plan to get out?” When I meet someone new, these are common questions I hear. As someone who has been in the military for 13 years and married to a fellow Airman for 12 of those 13 years of service, my marriage has been a big part…

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Continuous self-development means improvement

Posted  June 12, 2015

I am writing about something that might inspire Airmen to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. I want Airmen to participate in continuous self-development. Why is this important? Aside from making yourself competitive for the next rank or employment outside the military, it is important for personal growth and happiness. I am sure many people…

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Soaring into the sunset …

Posted  June 12, 2015

Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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Household loss claims must be filed timely

Posted  June 12, 2015

You just arrived in beautiful, sunny Arizona (or your next duty station). As you begin unpacking, you discover a box of broken items. Oh, what to do? Under the contract the Defense Department has with the carrier industry, you can get full replacement value for your damaged goods. Note that FRV does not mean you…

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

308th FS inactivation The 308th Fighter Squadron’s Emerald Knights will inactivate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. June 25 in Hangar 999. The squadron’s aircraft will move next week to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and become the 314th Fighter Squadron. 61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of…

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