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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…


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Health & Safety

10 ways to work exercise into your life

Posted  September 7, 2012

Between a job, children and maybe even a deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all. Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life. 1. Make it a…

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33rd FW visits 56th TRS

Posted  September 7, 2012

Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., visited Luke Air Force Base to gain and share knowledge about government contracts, academics and course development. “They came here to learn from our government contract oversight team manning,” said Greg Daniels, 56th Operations Group F-16 Weapons System Support Contract project officer quality…

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In Brief – September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

In Brief AFSA meeting The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsachapter1260.weebly.com or call Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow at (623) 856-2985. Hispanic Heritage Month Events Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This…

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Health & Safety

‘Deadly Quartet’ harmful to health

Posted  September 7, 2012

You may have heard of musical quartets, some of them famous singing groups (Beatles, anyone?). But did you know one particular quartet can be harmful to your health? It’s known as the “four chronic conditions”— or the Deadly Quartet. And when this group of health issues comes together, the last thing you’ll hear is music….

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Sports Shorts – September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

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Fly Over: “Lawless”, “Age of Aztec”

Posted  September 6, 2012

“Lawless” a prohibition-era true story about three bootlegging brothers is a visually compelling and superbly acted film derived from Matt Bondurant’s 2008 family novel “The Wettest County in the World.” Set in the 1930s Virginia backwoods, brothers Forrest, Howard and Jack Bondurant produce a highly intoxicating brand of moonshine, White Lightning, and sell their wares…

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Thunderbolt of the week – August 31, 2012

Posted  August 31, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kevin Carpenter II 56th Dental Squadron Oral maxillofacial surgery assistant Staff Sgt. Jonathan Martell Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist Instructor Hometown: Napa, Calif. Years in service: Nine Family: Wife, Mindy; and son, Jonathan Education: Community College of the Air Force degrees in aviation maintenance and instructor of technical military…

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Professional enhancement course builds Senior NCOs

Posted  August 31, 2012

When technical sergeants become master sergeants they go through a three-day Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course to equip them to assume the role of senior NCO. “This course helps newly selected master sergeants determine a career progression and find out what they need to do to excel in their career,” said Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow,…

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Justice Report – August 31, 2012

Posted  August 31, 2012

The following is a list of Article 15s issued at Luke Air Force Base in July: 56th Maintenance Group • A senior airman received an Article 15 for using spice. The member received a reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months with half the amount suspended, 15 days extra duty and…

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Airmen fill Backpacks of Love for abuse victims

Posted  August 31, 2012

Luke Air Force Base collected and donated school supplies for a program called Backpacks of Love which helps children who are victims of domestic abuse......

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