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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, shoots a jump shot during a game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at the Bryant Fitness Center. Paul is finishing out his Air Force commitment and plans to pursue a spot on the Morris College Hornets basketball team in South Carolina. Some Airmen have…

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Airmen shave heads for pilot’s son battling cancer

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron recently shaved their heads to support a deceased officer’s son who is battling with cancer. Second Lt. Dave Mitchell, former 62nd FS pilot, lost his life during a training mission in 2008 at Luke Air Force Base. Five years later, his son Brayden was diagnosed…

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Instructor pilot selected as Olmsted scholar

Courtesy photo Capt. Daniel Wynn, 56th Operations Support Squadron operations flight commander, prepares to refuel in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a combat mission over Afghanistan in August 2011. For many U.S. military members, living in a foreign country is common place. In fact, many Americans join the military for that opportunity, but few can…

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AF reservist finds new mission in Ethiopia

Courtesy photo Capt. Amy West, an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office, poses with her husband and son July 27, 2013, in front of the Blue Nile waterfall in Ethiopia. West works as a civilian for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia as a community liaison office coordinator. Capt. Amy…

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Thunderbolts take on Viking Challenge

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Master Sgt. Leroy Ridgel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron acting chief, runs with the American flag April 4 during the Viking Challenge at Luke Air Force Base. Part of Team America, Ridgel, along with nine others of his team, completed the 10-hour long relay marathon to raise money for the Enlisted Scholarship…


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Health & Safety

Stay safe this Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE FROM LEFT: Natalia Cardona, 3, Olivia Cardona, 6, and Aleksandra Cardona, spouse of Tech. Sgt. Cayetano Cardona, 56th Maintenance Group programs NCO in charge, look at Halloween costumes Oct. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. To keep children safe while trick-or-treating, children under age 12 should be accompanied by an…

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Sports

Sports Shorts – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Yotes visit Luke Senior Airman David Owsianka Senior Airman Jesse Cherry, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics technician journeyman, and Tech. Sgt. Ivan Lewis, 756th AMXS weapons load crew chief, speak with Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes right wing and team captain, Monday during a meet-and-greet on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Several Coyotes players toured…

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Commander’s cup up for grabs

Posted  November 1, 2013

Stretching out to catch a fly ball, diving on the court for a loose ball or catching the game-winning touchdown pass is just some of what a player may need to do for his squadron to win points for the commander’s cup. With two months left in the year, squadrons are separating themselves from the…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 19 through 25: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving and two non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 20: Security forces assisted a civilian after a major vehicle accident which took place on 135th Avenue and damaged the west perimeter wall of Ocotillo Housing. The…

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Events

Nature enthusiasts gather for festival

Posted  November 1, 2013

Ten Luke Air Force Base Airmen volunteered for the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival Oct. 26 at the convergence of the three rivers, Gila, Salt and Aqua Fria.

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Fly Over: ‘12 Years a Slave’, and ‘Carrie’

Posted  November 1, 2013

In theaters: ’12 Years a Slave’ “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen, is one of those movies I’m glad I saw, but wouldn’t necessarily want to see again anytime soon. The film is based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, a free black man from the north who was kidnapped and sold into…

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Chaplain thoughts

Posted  November 1, 2013

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” — Anne Frank While traveling, Joe bought a small bag of cookies from the airport snack shop. He found his gate, sat down and took his laptop out of his backpack. A little while later a gentleman came and sat down…

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Salutes & Awards

FIT WARRIOR OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Senior Airman Anthony Bronikowski Scored 100 percent on PT test 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman   1. How do you stay fit? I eat healthy and workout three to five times a week. 2. What drives you to keep working out? I want to be the best I can be in my career…

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Newly painted tail flash celebrates 20 years of partnership between Luke, RSAF

Posted  November 1, 2013

It’s brightly painted in red and white and definitely one of a kind.

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Health & Safety

Like bikes? Here’s how to ride on base

Posted  November 1, 2013

It’s that time of year. Temperatures drop and around-the-clock needs for air conditioning evaporate into the fading memory of summer. Many Arizonans trade horse power for human power – the kind driven by two legs and two wheels.

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