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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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Marines provide joint training

Posted  July 6, 2012

Five Airmen and three Navy Seabees joined 44 Marines June 15 through 29 in advancing their leadership skills during a condensed two-week Corporals’ Course at Luke Air Force Base. The course is designed to help E-4s transition into leadership roles as junior NCOs. Though the course was condensed, nothing was left out of the curriculum,…

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News Briefs – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Changes of command 56th LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS Maj. Gerald Mulhollen, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Sean Gibbs at 2 p.m. today in Club Five Six. 56th…

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Thunderbolt of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Senior Airman Amanda Darby 56th Force Support Squadron Services Journeyman

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56th AMXS change of command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Maj. Jason Mitchell renders his first salute after assuming command of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony June 27 held in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Quarterly awards announced

Posted  July 6, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners:   56th Medical Group Airman: Airman 1st Class Taylor LeBlanc, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Weaver-Cruz, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Mary Williams, 56th DS Company grade officer: Capt. Heidi Mudzimurema, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Field grade officer: Maj. Michael Blowers, 56th MDOS…

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Commissary hits ‘reset’ button on store layout

Posted  July 6, 2012

Shoppers visiting the Luke Air Force Base Commissary June 27 may have walked in feeling like it was the first time they’ve ever visited the store. A packed parking lot worth of customers could be heard asking...

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Thunderbolts recognized for combat contributions

Posted  July 6, 2012

Four Thunderbolts from the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron received recognition June 29 for their contributions in combat.

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Fit Warrior of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

I honestly just like staying in shape. Plus, beating a bunch of 18-year-olds in a run is always fun.

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Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted  July 6, 2012

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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19th Air Force to inactivate

Posted  July 6, 2012

Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the command’s flying training operations for more than 19 years. Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. In 2011,…

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