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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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CDC mission includes playtime

Posted  June 26, 2015

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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People First – June 26, 2015

Posted  June 26, 2015

EPME enrollment notifications begin The Air Force Personnel Center recently initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified. In July 2014, the Air…

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June: LGBT Month Pride, heritage focuses of event

Posted  June 26, 2015

Throughout the month of June, the Air Force celebrates its diversity and the contributions made by all Airmen during the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride heritage month. This was the second LGBT Pride event at Luke Air Force Base after President Barack Obama’s proclamation creating the pride month on May 30, 2014. “All people deserve…

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Fourth of July: Celebrate safely

Posted  June 26, 2015

On July 4th, America will celebrate its 239th birthday with festivities across the country. They may include fireworks, swimming, boating, camping, picnics, barbeques, consumption of alcohol and travel. “From 2009 to 2013 during the summer months of June through September, the Air Force had three fatalities,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  June 26, 2015

No man is an island Have you heard these words before? Maybe spoken them about yourself or another individual? Possibly you have read the John Donne prose found in Meditation 17, “Devotions upon Emergent Occasions,” or you’ve heard the song “No Man is an Island” by the band Tenth Avenue North. Perhaps you have tried…

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Fly Over: ‘Paddington’ and ‘Financial Peace University’

Posted  June 26, 2015

On DVD: ‘Paddington’ I have a confession to make — I do not have any children. There, I’ve said it. And yet, I have seen my fair share of family movies, from Disney and Pixar to classics like, “The Princess Bride.” So I think I have a good eye for quality entertainment appropriate for children….

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Photo essay: Emerald Knights go out with a bang

Posted  June 26, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Tim Boyer 308th FS jets line up to launch from Luke AFB June 12 on their way to Holloman AFB.   Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Pilots flying F-16s from Luke AFB to Holloman donned the 314th FS Warhawks patch.   Senior Airman Devante Williams Bacon speaks to the 308th FS inactivation party goers…

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Street Beat

Posted  June 26, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 15 through 21: Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 17: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 143rd Avenue and Spad Street. An investigation revealed the driver of…

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Sports Shorts – June 26, 2014

Posted  June 26, 2015

1st seed Falcons take win, advance to finals Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Luke Air Force Base Falcons dove onto the diamond Sunday against the Dysart Diablos during the city of Surprise adult baseball league playoff matchup at the Surprise Sports Complex baseball field. The Falcons defeated the Diablos…

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F-35s gas up on fly

Posted  June 19, 2015

F-35 Lightning II fighter pilots from the 61st Fighter Squadron connected with Airmen from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing June 5 to practice air-to-air refueling. The 161st ARW is right down the road in Phoenix and provides a valuable service to Luke Air Force Base and its pilots. “Luke is our…

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