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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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Luke’s main gate

Posted  June 19, 2015

In 1941, the land lease was approved and construction began on Luke Air Force Base, which consisted of two phases during the World War II era with three runways, a parking apron and a drainage system for the flying field.

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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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