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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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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  May 15, 2015

An invitation to laugh … Storyteller Garrison Keillor said, “God writes a lot of comedy … the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.” Unfortunately, people without a sense of humor are ubiquitous. They come in all shapes and sizes. They come from every, social, political…

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TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Posted  May 15, 2015

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are…

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Sports Shorts – May 15, 2014

Posted  May 15, 2015

MDG dominates FWSA in softball David Deremer, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, runs toward third base May 6 during an intramural softball game against the 56th Medical Group at Luke Air Force Base. Deremer successfully stole third base, setting up FWSA to score a run. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter…

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Air Show returning March 19-20, 2016

Posted  May 8, 2015

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Luke’s newest jet, the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, on March 16, 2014, during the Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing will host an air show March 19 and 20, 2016. The…

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Marksmen have eyes that go the distance

Posted  May 8, 2015

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Brady Craddock, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, zeros the scope of a Barrett M107 April 27 at Luke Air Force Base. The advanced designated marksmen at Luke have the role of surveying the area for potential danger for high-profile visits such as Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Air…

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Practice ‘essence’ of leadership

Posted  May 8, 2015

Every day, everyone in the Air Force at all ranks has a chance to be a leader. We know leaders are involved with people and show a sincere interest in their problems and welfare. We also know as a leader it’s important to be accountable for your actions. However, I see the essence of leadership…

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Influence others to aid, support mission

Posted  May 8, 2015

Leadership … it’s a word we hear almost every day in the Air Force. It’s the backbone of our military structure and way of life. It’s how we better ourselves as we progress through ranks and responsibility. It’s how we motivate our peers and subordinates to be better Airmen. What does being a good leader…

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FSS member receives next-of-kin gold pin

Posted  May 8, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, pins a Gold Star Next of Kin lapel button onto Kristina Rightweiser, 56th Force Support Squadron human resources assistant, April 29 during the MSG commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base. The lapel pin is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress…

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News Briefs May 8, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

62nd FS stand up The 62nd Fighter Squadron will stand up in a ceremony at 8:02 a.m. June 5 in Hangar 999. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana will assume command. The squadron will fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Mother’s Day brunch Club Five Six is offering a Mother’s Day brunch 10 a.m. to…

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Remembering victims, rescuers of Holocaust

Posted  May 8, 2015

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Chaplain (1st Lt.) John Skelton, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, and volunteers built the hiding place exhibit based on a description of the house in Amsterdam writer Anne Frank and her family lived in during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Remembering the good and the bad throughout history can help shape the…

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