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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 while grilling

Posted  July 20, 2012

In 2009, more than 17,700 people were treated in emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.

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Luke exchange celebrates 117 years with savings

Posted  July 20, 2012

Luke exchange celebrates 117 years with savings Luke Air Force Base exchange facilities will mark the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 117th birthday Wednesday with savings and specials. Shoppers using their Military Star® Card to fill up at the Express from Wednesday through July 27 will see a discount of 17 cents per gallon….

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Fly Over: ‘Savages’

Posted  July 20, 2012

In “Savages,” legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone has created a devastating American masterpiece of epic proportions. Based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow and with a crackling screenplay co-written by...

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Fly Over: ‘Blunderbuss’

Posted  July 20, 2012

Every generation has musicians who make such a significant contribution to their art form that they become classics – the music will timelessly reverberate from the headphones of youths, failed musicians and all music lovers for generations to come.

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Future Soldiers

Posted  July 20, 2012

Staff Sgt. Jason Evans, Phoenix Central Recruiting Company Army recruiter, instructs Army delayed entry program enlistees on the proper way to perform a premaintenance check and services inspection on a Humvee June 29 at the Future Soldier training event at Luke Air Force Base.

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Sports

LRS takes out 756th AMXS 63-38

Posted  July 20, 2012

J.R. Velez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, drives past Christopher Zygulski, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after executing a fake on the defender during an intramural basketball game held July 11 at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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Sports Shorts – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Scuba diving classes A two-day scuba diving class will be held Sept. 1 and 2 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $99 and includes all instruction materials and equipment. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-7120.   Friday family fun Thunderbolt Lanes is offering Friday family fun night from 4 to…

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Team Luke gains new MXG, MSG leaders

Posted  July 13, 2012

The 56th Mission Support Group and 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders this week as Col. Philippe Darcy relinquished command of the 56th MSG to Col. Nathan Mooney II Monday, and Col. Deborah...

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First impressions hard to reverse

Posted  July 13, 2012

As members of the United States Air Force we have a duty to uphold a professional image no matter when or where we are and whether we are on or off duty. This includes our personal appearance, conduct and behavior 24/7.

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Know people part of leadership

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and military as a whole face a challenging future. They are fiscally constrained, resource constrained and in the process of restructuring the military and civilian force.

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