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Weather: Exercise component

First responders prepare to transport a simulated injured patient during an extreme weather exercise April 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The exercise was designed to train and evaluate Luke Airmen on readiness and preparation for a hurricane-force winds scenario.

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Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject of which he has written about in a book. After a 2007 plane crash, nine days in a…

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Energy office helps keep lights on

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Anyone who has spent a summer in the West Valley knows when the temperature goes up, the…

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Heroes walk amongst us every day

Courtesy photo “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.” ~Abraham Lincoln One Airman did just that when he found himself downrange in the thick of war. It was April 2008 and Maj. Scott Smith, 56th Comptroller Squadron commander, had been on Phoenix base in Iraq for almost a…

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944th FW CS team takes out trash

Senior Airman Ashlynd Fine, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, picks up trash March 22 at the South Gate Visitor Reception Center as part of a community service team at Luke Air Force Base. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Airmen spent time after work hours March 22 helping pick up trash around the South Gate…


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Program enables disabled to serve on base

Posted  August 17, 2012

With the economy struggling, it’s competitive enough for those without a disability to find a job. Fortunately, there is a program available that helps nonprofit organizations hire disabled workers....

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Thunderbolt of the week – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Diann Cunningham 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Unit training manager Hometown: Glendale, Ariz. Years in service: Seven Family: Husband, Joseph; and son, Joshua, 3 Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University; Community College of the Air Force degrees in electronic systems technology and education and training management Previous assignments: Spangdahlem, Germany Inspirations:…

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Airman wins tournament by one-stroke

Posted  August 17, 2012

A 56th Training Squadron Airman proves that age doesn’t matter when he defeated an opponent 18 years younger and won the 88th Arizona Amateur Championship at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz....

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Air Force News – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Combat training supports 21st century strategy As the nation winds down from a decade of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Defense Department is shifting its focus to the future and recently introduced new strategic guidance describing the projected security environment and key military missions for which the department will prepare. “Our strategy review…

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It’s not all about cardio

Posted  August 17, 2012

When one thinks about getting a fit, toned body what comes to mind may be spending countless hours on the treadmill or track, since it’s said that cardio is the most effective way to burn fat and calories. But what one may not know is strength training is equally important....

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USB devices ‘non grata’ to DOD computers

Posted  August 17, 2012

The use of USB flash drives is prohibited on Defense Department systems. Below are the most frequently asked questions: Q. What’s the harm if I’m just using a little power? A. Anything that plugs into a government system via USB can draw power, as well as transfer data. Q. But I turned it off. So…

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Planning finances pays off big-time

Posted  August 17, 2012

For those living paycheck to paycheck or wondering where all the money goes every month, making a budget may be worth looking into. Budgeting can allow for financial freedom, according to Cory Carmichael, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist. “A properly executed budget with enough income to cover all…

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People First – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Program to…

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Street Beat – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 3 through 9: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at Bldg. 1223. There were no injuries. Aug. 9: Security forces responded to a report…

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Chaplain thoughts – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

“You must love soldiers in order to understand them, and understand them in order to lead them.” ~Henri Turenne

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