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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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Lessons on police duty

Posted  May 24, 2012

Officer Kelly Schemers, Phoenix Police Department, speaks with children during the stranger danger assembly at the child development center here May 14. Schemers taught the children how to react if a stranger tries to communicate with them.

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Justice Report May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in April Courts-Martial A Senior Airman was found guilty of two specifications of Article 92, violation of General Regulation for use and possession of Spice. The member received a sentence of confinement for 60 days, reduction in grade…

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Lessons in leadership

Posted  May 24, 2012

As leaders we are often faced with the dilemma of how to get the most out of our folks. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are a few basic human motivations that we all need satisfied. Among those are esteem and self-actualization. Since everyone is different, so is each of our triggers for motivation….

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MPAAT rolling out…

Posted  May 24, 2012

It’s really hard to believe my mobile public affairs team and I are at the end of our deployment here to Camp Leatherneck in Southern Afghanistan. It has been an exciting, fast paced and unique deployment for all of us. Now that it is almost over, it seems like just yesterday...

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Air Force News May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

South Dakota B-1 Lancer aircrews made history at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., when they employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16. Georgia Five British joint terminal attack controllers trained with Moody A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, May 6 to 10, with the goal…

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People First May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 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.   New…

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Luke conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2012

Luke Air Force Base conducted a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosives exercise May 16. The scenario involved a terrorist causing a simulated explosion and role players acting as if they were hurt by the blast. In this exercise, the CBRNE dangers included...

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Beat the heat, check the back seat

Posted  May 24, 2012

Never leave kids alone in a hot car, even briefly. Always check the front and back seats of the car before you lock it and leave. Put your purse, briefcase, or something else you need by the car seat so you don’t...

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Golf legend teaches Luke Airmen

Posted  May 24, 2012

Ten returning service members had the opportunity to golf with a professional golfer and 20-time PGA tour winner during a golf clinic at Falcon Dunes Golf Course May 15.

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Street Beat May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 17:   Tickets Security Forces issued citations for four moving and two nonmoving violations.   Traffic related incidents May 11: Security forces responded to a report of report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1130. There were no injuries. May 15: Security…

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