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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…

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Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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Street Beat

Posted  July 24, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handed the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base July 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents July 14: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Thunderbird and Kachina streets. There were…

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314 FS activates

Posted  July 24, 2015

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano took command of the 314th Fighter Squadron in an activation ceremony July 14 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot training in 1999 at Sheppard Air…

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Sports Shorts – July 24, 2014

Posted  July 24, 2015

Loggies dominate court, ACS 48-39 Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Justin Kitchen, 607th Air Control Squadron team member, shoots the ball during a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. The last intramural basketball game before the playoffs begin will be Aug. 3….

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This week in history

Posted  July 23, 2015

1965: Project Skoshi Tiger The 4503rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Provisional F-5 Evaluation Squadron No. 1) activated 50 years ago to conduct the operational testing of the F-5A, known as Project Skoshi Tiger. In the late 1950s, most countries lacked the money for enough frontline jet fighters to defend themselves. Therefore, they often bought older, cheaper,…

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First time at Holloman

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman Leah Ferrante The 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony was Tuesday at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits on the Holloman flightline in the F-35 Lightning II he flew out for the ceremony. This is the first time the aircraft has been at Holloman.

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Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Posted  July 17, 2015

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first day of the Department of Defense Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The five-day training…

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Apply 6S for leadership success

Posted  July 17, 2015

Over the last 20 years of my Air Force career, there seems to have always been a common theme regarding our resources: reductions, reductions and more reductions. Some of the cutbacks to our resources have included less money in our annual budgets, fewer aircraft added to our inventory and fewer personnel added to our overall…

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Legacy shaped by today’s actions

Posted  July 17, 2015

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor, a predecessor or from the past.” What will your legacy be? Most people do not think about their legacy until it is too late or never at all. They think about their good deeds, their regrets and what difference they made in…

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Move up in world with education

Posted  July 17, 2015

Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a perspective on different issues,” said…

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in a ceremony at 7:56 a.m. July 24 in Hangar 999. To RSVP, call Master Sgt. Meshawn Guevara at 623-856-7579. Feds Feed Families The 7th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive is now under…

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