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MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…

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Reserve recruiter has heart of bull

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Master Sgt. Stanley Iakopo, Air Force Reserve Command recruiter with the 944th Fighter Wing, puts Joe Vigil, pro fighter and assistant trainer, in a hold while training at Peraza Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts gym in Glendale. Raised in a household of women, mainly by his grandmother in American Samoa, Master…

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CORY GOSSETT Air Force

Air Force sets Thunderbolt on path to passion

Airman 1st ClassCORY GOSSETT Joshua Pant, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management apprentice, performs a deadlift during the powerlift competition at the Luke Air Force Base Combat Fitness Center. Judges watch each competitor to ensure good form as well as ensure the safety of competitors. A down on his luck Austin, Texas, native had bills…

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Luke welcomes new MXG commander

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Col. Ricky Ainsworth took command of the 56th Maintenance Group Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders Wednesday as Col. Victor Mora relinquished command of the 56th MXG to Col. Ricky Ainsworth during a change of command ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base. Ainsworth previously served…

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Combat Arms Keeps Airmen Ready To Fight

Every Airman takes an oath to protect and serve the citizens of the U.S. To achieve this, they not only need to know their job, but also be ready to fight when called upon.


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Native American a tradition of warriors

Posted  November 9, 2012

Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa Throughout history Native Americans have fought for their country with honor and courage, starting with the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan they have served in all the nation’s wars and have demonstrated time and time again their commitment and their dedication to the nation. November is Native American Indian…

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Fly Over: ‘Lolita’, ‘Revan’

Posted  November 9, 2012

In bookstores: ‘Lolita’ by Macario Mora I was raised differently than many of my privileged friends. When I was grounded for partaking in mischievous childhood adventures, I wasn’t denied certain paltry rights like TV or video games; I was denied my freedom. Instead of a slap on the wrist for punching a cat or terrorizing…

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Family fishing derby

Posted  November 9, 2012

                Mike Calhoun, civilian, and his grandson, Peyton Calhoun, 4, fish in the fishing derby Nov. 2 at Silver Wings Park.           Piper MacArthur, 4, daughter of Dave Pipes, civilian, pours mini candy pebbles into a container as Ava Gonzales, 4, daughter of Master…

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Health & Safety

Well-baby doctor visits: important

Posted  November 9, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. A baby should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of life. These…

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Base Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Posted  November 9, 2012

A good program just got better as the Luke Air Force Base Exchange holiday layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Luke AFB Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways that amount…

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Sports Shorts – November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

SFS wins 2 of 3 games, defeats OSS in volleyball   Felipe Herrera, 56th Operations Support Squadron, left, waits for the ball after Steve Albavera, 56th Security Forces Squadron, hits the ball over the net during the first intramural volleyball game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. 56th Security Forces won…

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Local leaders ‘Aim High’ as honorary commanders

Posted  November 2, 2012

Airmen and local leaders gathered Oct. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Club Five Six for the Honorary Commander induction ceremony. The 56th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander Program provides senior wing leaders and Luke Air Force Base a community outreach opportunity and expands the commander’s ability to foster relationships between local, civic and business…

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Eye disorder discovered at Men’s Health Expo

Posted  November 2, 2012

It was a day like any other when retired Air Force Maj. William Best discovered something new about his health Oct. 12 at the Men’s Health Expo on Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Medical Group held its first-ever MHE with the goal of touching base with men in regard to their health, said Staff…

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Captain asks: Why bother voting?

Posted  November 2, 2012

Why should I bother voting in elections? What does my single vote matter? It’s an all-too-common sentiment in the U.S. as voter turnout rates have historically remained very low in elections held every two years. Low voter turnout is especially surprising when considering the millions of people in the past who have fought and died…

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Making the ‘hard call’

Posted  November 2, 2012

When was the last time you sat down with your Airman and said, “No, you cannot take leave because we have work to do,” or “I’m sorry but you are not getting a decoration because of …,” or finally my favorite, “No, you may not leave during the middle of an exercise to go buy…

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