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Honorary commanders bid farewell

The United States military is made up of less than 1 percent of the total population, and for most of the other 99 percent, understanding the inner workings of military operations and training is not an option.

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POW/MIA day commemorated at Luke

A warm, breezy late summer afternoon offered the backdrop for more than 200 people to be part of the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 19 in front of the wing headquarters building.

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TAP changes to better prepare Airmen for civilian life

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center Transition Assistance Program has recently undergone a major overhaul for the first time since its inception in 1989.

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….


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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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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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Packing for pilot safety …

Posted  May 3, 2013

Senior Airman Kyle Green, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, shows Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, how to pack a drag chute April 26 at Luke Air Force Base. The drag chute is repacked every 30 days.     Green, 56th OSS, observes Staton, 56th FW, pack a…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted  May 3, 2013

Airman 1st Class Joshua Bird 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office Paralegal, adverse actions Years in service: One Inspirations: Past great Americans, i.e. George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln Goals: Get a bachelor’s degree while on active duty Greatest feat: Joining the Air Force Self-description: Detail oriented, think outside the box, like difficult problems, team…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  May 3, 2013

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 19 through April 25: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and six nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in base housing. There were no injuries. April 24: Security forces responded to a report…

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Job fair coming Tuesday

Posted  May 3, 2013

The Luke Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center and the Department of Economic Security Arizona Workforce Connection are hosting a job fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Club Five Six. The job fair is open to all active-duty, Reserve and Guard members, families, retirees or any other affiliated personnel with base…

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Nurses, most trusted professionals, make contribution at Luke

Posted  May 3, 2013

National Nurses Week The 56th Medical Group is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week Monday through May 10. This year’s theme is “Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care.” The purpose of the week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the…

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Chaplain thoughts

Posted  May 3, 2013

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams One reason the old adage, “actions speak louder than words,” remains in circulation is because it proves true. Words can motivate or inspire, but it is usually words combined with actions of…

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UDMs to ready warfighters

Posted  May 3, 2013

The additional duty of a unit deployment manager includes a variety of responsibilities. They can range from ensuring personnel and resources are prepared to deploy to acting as liaison between higher authority and deploying members. Being responsible for a successful deployment for more than 100 members can be stressful and rewarding at the same time,…

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Air Force News – May 5, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

AF uses innovative tactics to tackle sexual assault issue As part of an innovative initiative to reduce sexual assault across the Air Force, Minot Air Force Base has partnered with the Gracie Academy to certify 100 men and women of the U.S. Air Force in the Gracie Women Empowered program, April 15 to 19. In…

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