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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, shoots a jump shot during a game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at the Bryant Fitness Center. Paul is finishing out his Air Force commitment and plans to pursue a spot on the Morris College Hornets basketball team in South Carolina. Some Airmen have…

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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron recently shaved their heads to support a deceased officer’s son who is battling with cancer. Second Lt. Dave Mitchell, former 62nd FS pilot, lost his life during a training mission in 2008 at Luke Air Force Base. Five years later, his son Brayden was diagnosed…

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Instructor pilot selected as Olmsted scholar

Courtesy photo Capt. Daniel Wynn, 56th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander, prepares to refuel in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a combat mission over Afghanistan in August 2011. For many U.S. military members, living in a foreign country is common place. In fact, many Americans join the military for that opportunity, but few can…

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AF reservist finds new mission in Ethiopia

Courtesy photo Capt. Amy West, an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office, poses with her husband and son July 27, 2013, in front of the Blue Nile waterfall in Ethiopia. West works as a civilian for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia as a community liaison office coordinator. Capt. Amy…

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Thunderbolts take on Viking Challenge

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Master Sgt. Leroy Ridgel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron acting chief, runs with the American flag April 4 during the Viking Challenge at Luke Air Force Base. Part of Team America, Ridgel, along with nine others of his team, completed the 10-hour long relay marathon to raise money for the Enlisted Scholarship…


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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