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Luke hops into Springfest

Thousands of vibrantly colored eggs covered the ground April 12 at Fowler Park as Luke Air Force Base families participated in Easter activities during the annual Spring Fest event.

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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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Air Force News June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Alaska Members of the Royal Australian Air Force came to Joint Base Elmendorf to participate in Exercise Red Flag Alaska 2012. The Royal Australian air force’s airborne early warning and control E-7A Wedgetail as well as medium transport C-130H and C-130J Hercules aircraft participated in the advanced international air combat training exercise.   Azores Reservists…

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People First June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 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.   AF…

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AFRC program trains warriors to rebuild where needed

Posted  June 22, 2012

Nearly 50 Airmen traveled to Fayetteville, Tenn., in May to rebuild part of the Riverside Christian Academy campus after tornadoes devastated...

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International leadership tour

Posted  June 22, 2012

Senior Airman Nicholas Filer, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, briefs Samer Melki, a French diplomat, and Scott Homler, consecutive interpreter, on the F-16 during an international visitor leadership tour June 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Luke 1 speaks out on DUI

Posted  June 22, 2012

In November 2006, Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander (a colonel at the time), was attending National Defence College in New Delhi, India, accompanied by his wife, Heather, and son, John.

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DUI, how it changed my life

Posted  June 22, 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a few friends and I attended an Arizona Cardinals game. Before the game started, I had a few beers at a restaurant near the stadium. After the game, we went to a nightclub for more drinks.

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If only I’d just seen ‘Twilight’

Posted  June 22, 2012

On a Thursday night in July 2010, my wife and I decided to go to the movie theater to see Twilight. Since we arrived early, we decided to get some drinks at a restaurant near the theater.

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‘Back’ basics

Posted  June 22, 2012

Kate Watkins, Luke Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center contracted physical therapist, instructs Tech. Sgt. Troy Ares, 107th Air Control Squadron quality assurance specialist, on a proper lifting technique during a back pain seminar in the combat PT center June 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Lack of flexibility and improper lifting techniques are…

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Fly Over: ‘Rock of Ages’

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Rock of Ages,” a love letter to 1980s classic rock music, has come to theaters this summer with an all-star ensemble cast and plenty of lip-synching. With a few exceptions, however, the much-hyped big-screen adaptation directed by Adam Shankman fails to strike the same chord as the 2006 Chris D’Arienzo Broadway musical of the same…

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Fly Over: ‘Prometheus’

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Prometheus” is a visually epic film that fails just as epically with its incoherent storyline. The plot is filled with more holes than craters on the surface of the moon. Ridley Scott’s prequel to “Alien” felt like a more aesthetically pleasing episode of the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens,” but an hour longer and even less…

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