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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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E-6, E-7 selects announced

Posted  June 29, 2012

The following individuals have been selected for promotion:   Master sergeant 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Robert Sheipline   Technical sergeant 56th Security Forces Squadron Brad Brown

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Learning ‘moving rules’ makes for better PCS experience

Posted  June 29, 2012

Last summer was a busy moving season, and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen making a permanent change-of-station move. To alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods, members who are moving should learn the rules under which household goods are moved, and prepare for a potential moving claim. Long…

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Downing fluids before running helps keep body hydrated, healthy

Posted  June 29, 2012

Summer’s here, temperatures are rising and for runners, it is important to stay hydrated to increase performance and prevent illness during and after a run. “When you’re running in a hot environment, you sweat, and as a result your blood volume decreases, so less blood returns to your heart,” said Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group…

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Fit Warrior of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

1st Lt. Joe Miller 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Project Management officer-in-charge

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Chaplain thoughts – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

  “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)   Americans willing to put their country before themselves is the epitome of patriotism. As we approach the Fourth of July, let us truly celebrate and remember…

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Air Force News – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

New Mexico A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew was cast in a sort of supporting role for a military channel television program while performing an air refueling mission in the skies above New Mexico. A film crew was on board the AC-130H during the mission to shoot footage for a show that will feature the gunship.  …

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People First – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 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.   AFSAS…

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FSS offers summer of fun

Posted  June 29, 2012

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Len Sandell practices June 12 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course driving range. Falcon Dunes offers an 18-hole...

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Farewell flight

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, gets a celebratory spray-down after his fini flight Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. Miller relinquishes command to Col. John Hanna in a ceremony...

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Street Beat – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 15 through 21:

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