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GRACE LEE Salutes & Awards

Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

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Load crews face off in test of best

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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MARCY COPELAND World

Every scarf tells a story

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…


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Sports

Sports Shorts December 18, 2015

Posted  December 17, 2015

Red-eye open The Red-Eye Open golf tournament is 8 a.m. Jan. 1 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $52 per club member, $57 per nonmember and $62 per guest and includes a continental breakfast and Bloody Marys, greens fee, range balls, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Register by Dec. 26. For more information,…

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Around Luke – Under the lights …

Posted  December 17, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Danielle Tanner-Graziani and Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainers, prepare fiber glass treatment on the leading edge of an F-16 Fighting Falcon wing at Luke Air Force Base. The fiber-glass bond requires two fillers and an overlay patch to the wing. This prevents air from going up…

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Health & Safety

Cook Holiday cheer with dessert recipes

Posted  December 17, 2015

Banana Ice Cream Recipe by Senior Airman Grace Lee, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Ingredients: 2 ripened bananas Directions: 1. Peel and slice bananas into thinly. 2. Set bananas in freezer for at least 2 hours. 3. Take frozen bananas out and add to food processor. Blend bananas until it has a creamy consistency similar…

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RSAF hone combat skills during Forging Sabre exercise

Posted  December 17, 2015

Luke Air Force Base hosted Forging Sabre, a large group exercise involving members of the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. “Exercise Forging Sabre consists of day and night large-force employment in scenario-based training,” said Lt. Col. John Forino, 425th Fighter Squadron commander. “We also integrate…

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Events

STREET BEAT December 18, 2015

Posted  December 17, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 7 through 13: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 26 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Dec. 10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 948. There were no…

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