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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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AF announces TSgt selects

Posted  June 12, 2015

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe…

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Comm squadron changes command

Posted  June 12, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Col. Carol Miller, 56th Mission Support Group deputy commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Maj. Lewis Sorvillo June 5 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted  June 12, 2015

For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the process that begins with a notification…

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Don’t get hooked by phishers

Posted  June 12, 2015

Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and personal information at…

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EES/WAPS briefing personnel to visit Luke AFB June 16

Posted  June 12, 2015

Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center will visit Luke Air Force Base June 16 to share information about Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes. During the briefing, EES/WAPS subject matter experts will speak about changes that have already been implemented, those slated for implementation in the months…

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Air Force News – June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

Alaska A tanker task force assembled at Eielson Air Force Base from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild AFB, Washington, and the 22nd ARW from McConnell AFB, Kansas for exercise Amalgam Dart. Joined by 300 military personnel and 15 aircraft, the North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise affords American and Canadian forces field training…

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People First – June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 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. AF seeks scholarship fellowship applicants Active-duty Airmen interested…

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This week in history

Posted  June 12, 2015

Fifty-five years ago Luke Air Force Base Airmen began using one of the iconic buildings on base, Bldg. 1150, more commonly known as the Blockhouse. It is one of the remnants of the Cold War.

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Emerald Knights squadron stands down

Posted  June 12, 2015

The 308th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit officially stands down this month at Luke Air Force Base after 73 years of service. The base has trained “Emerald Knights” F-16 pilots and maintainers since 1993.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  June 12, 2015

The power of the penny It has been said, “Money can’t buy happiness.” While that may be true on an individual level, I believe that in community it can provide a measure of happiness. In Africa many children have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. I dare say there is not much happiness in the…

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