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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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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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DFAC provides programs for Thunderbolts

Posted  June 22, 2012

If an Airman living in the dorms or a deployed Airman’s family member is hungry and doesn’t feel like cooking, the Luke Air Force Base Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility may be able to help.

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Chaplain thoughts June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie   TEAM — Together Everyone Achieves More. As leaders we are called to build cohesive teams that are working together for a common goal. As leaders, we lead with a vision and capitalize on the God-given gifts of our team members…

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Dine and swim

Posted  June 22, 2012

Tech. Sgt. Shawn Sather, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic, plays with his son, Liam, June 14 in the pool at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, while participating in the deployed spouse’s dinner. The event was designed to bring together families of deployed service members or recently deployed for dinner, swimming and games for…

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Street Beat June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 8 through 14:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near Bldg. 1223. There were no injuries. June 11: Security forces responded to…

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Sandy situation

Posted  June 22, 2012

William Kent, 12, practices a bunker shot June 14 during the Junior Golf Clinic held at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The Junior Golf Clinic is a four-day clinic for youth, ages 7 to 17, that covers the basic fundamentals, rules and etiquette of golfing.

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Ballerinas

Posted  June 22, 2012

Hannah Leibert, 4, Hailey Godsey, 5, and Makayla Doyle, 4, practice ballet during a dance class at Luke Air Force Base. The youth center offers hip hop and tap dance classes for youth center members.

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SFS defeats CMS 13-6

Posted  June 22, 2012

Christopher White, 56th Security Forces Squadron, makes the catch, but Marty Wygant, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, crosses first base and is safe during the intramural softball game June 12 at the Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center softball field.

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Sports Shorts June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

UFC Fight Night Doors open for the UFC Fight Night at 5:30 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. Saturday at Club Five Six live on pay-per-view. Admission is free. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.   Swim meet Sign up for the Luke Air Force Base summer swim…

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