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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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Thunderbolts take on Viking Challenge

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Master Sgt. Leroy Ridgel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron acting chief, runs with the American flag April 4 during the Viking Challenge at Luke Air Force Base. Part of Team America, Ridgel, along with nine others of his team, completed the 10-hour long relay marathon to raise money for the Enlisted Scholarship…


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Salutes & Awards

Fit Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Maj. Todd Inouye 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander 1. How do you stay fit? By exercising regularly and staying active. 2. What drives you to keep working out? Internal motivation to put forth my best effort in anything I do. 3. Favorite music to work out to?

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Chaplain thoughts June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams   A leader is defined by those under his or her leadership. Do you inspire others to be better? From whom do you get your inspiration? Many get inspiration from the foundations…

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Street Beat June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 1 through 7:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving and three nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident on the perimeter road near Bldg. 1381. There were no injuries. June 1:…

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Air Force News June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Mississippi Don’t mess with an Air Force nurse. That may be what a purse-snatcher thought after 2nd Lt. Stacy Thomas and a friend thwarted an attempted theft May 24 in the William Carey University campus parking lot. The lieutenant said she came to the woman’s aid because she believed anyone in a similar situation would…

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People First June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 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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Events

VBS at Luke: Fun, food, friends

Posted  June 15, 2012

Children color crosses during Vacation Bible School in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel June 6. Food, skits, and arts and crafts were included at the three-day event designed to teach and reinforce...

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Fast Car Friday

Posted  June 15, 2012

Classic cars and sports cars sit in front of the 21st Fighter Squadron as part of Fast Car Friday, June 1 at Luke Air Force Base. This event will take place most Fridays and allows Airmen to showcase their vehicles.

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Health & Safety

56th MDG now offering school sports physicals

Posted  June 15, 2012

It’s that time of year again to schedule children for annual sports physicals. Children enrolled in Family Health or Pediatrics who need an annual sports physical for school should schedule an appointment through the central appointment line at (623) 856-2273 (CARE) for June 21, July 10 or 26, or Aug 7. Appointment times are between…

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Justice Report June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in May.   Courts-Martial A senior airman was found guilty of Article 111, driving while drunk. The member received a sentence of confinement for 10 days, reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $1,114 and restriction to base for 20 days….

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Smiles make long days worth it

Posted  June 15, 2012

Reserve and Guard members from 10 units including the 944th Fighter Wing recently wrapped up a deployment to the Dominican Republic where they provided nonstop medical, dental and optical care.

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