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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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TRS gets new leader

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe July 13 as he assumes command of the 56th Training Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at...

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MSgt selects announced

Posted  July 20, 2012

The following technical sergeants were selected for promotion to master sergeant:   Kristina O’Meara, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Michael Perry, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron      

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New LRS commander

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. Philippe Darcy, then 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff July 6 as she assumes...

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Drinking water report released

Posted  July 20, 2012

The Luke Air Force Base 2011 annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality was released July 9 by the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public. The consumer confidence report describes the presence of contaminants that may be in the drinking…

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Fiber plays important role in digestion, cancer prevention

Posted  July 20, 2012

When thinking of a balanced diet, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and dairy may come to mind, but what about fiber? According to Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group registered nurse, fiber, which is also called roughage or bulk, is the plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb, unlike fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Perkins-Garner said there…

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Luke’s AFNet migration begins Aug 27

Posted  July 20, 2012

As the Air Force continues transforming its cyber operations, 24th Air Force will establish a centralized user directory and e-mail service for all Air Force network users. The Air Force Network migration project will collapse all stand-alone environments into a single, integrated network structure under the operational control of one commander, creating one Air Force…

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Chaplain thoughts – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

“At the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God.” – Walt Disney It was this week in 1955 that Disneyland opened in California. Walt Disney was an amazing man who also had a deeply religious side….

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Air Force News – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Arkansas Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base recently received 721 iPads to be used as electronic flight bags for C-130 Hercules aircrews as part of Air Mobility Command’s effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags and loads of paperwork they hold with the electronic tablets.   New York Tactical Air Control…

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People First – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 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.   Overseas…

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