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Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….

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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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Helping people goal of CPTS Airman

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, left, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, holds “trumpet in flight” at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Giles now helps new Airmen in-process to Luke Air Force Base as a finance technical advisor. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the…

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Your heart in good hands

As one walks through the medical clinic on Luke Air Force Base, it seems a typical clinic with a laboratory, military doctors and even a Women’s Health Clinic, but a small shop hiding in the corridor treats one of the most important parts of the human body – the heart.


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March: Women’s History Month

Posted  March 26, 2012

Senior Airmen Taylor Philpot, Jamel Stallings and Landon Moore, Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard, lower the flag March 8 during the Women’s History Month retreat ceremony. This year’s theme is Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment and recognizes the pioneering leadership of women and their impact on diverse areas of education. For more photos…

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New policy means faster access to emergency funds

Posted  March 26, 2012

The Air Force Aid Society released a new policy that can help some Airmen needing cash for emergencies. As of March 1 the AFAS Falcon Loan policy allows active-duty Air Force members to borrow up to $750 for emergency needs for authorized purposes. The repayment period will continue to be three to 10 months. The…

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Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

Posted  March 26, 2012

“21 Jump Street,” the new action/comedy flick from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, starts off strong and has some truly funny moments, but it ultimately proves uneven, falling prey to the pitfalls of this hybrid genre. The film is a remake of the 1987-1991 TV series of the same name, with a few modern twists and a few more laughs. The movie stars Jonah…

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Movie Review: The Science of Sleep

Posted  March 26, 2012

Imagine you’re able to render through a visual medium a collection of your most colorful, emotional and insightful dreams. Now imagine if those dreams came from a creative, intellectual genius like Friedrich Nietzsche, Leonardo da Vinci or Edgar Allen Poe. Michel Gondry is to visual media…

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Colorectal cancer survivor visits Luke during awareness month

Posted  March 26, 2012

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which calls attention to the disease and recognizes those who lost their lives due to it. However, it’s also a time for survivors to communicate to those currently battling the cancer and provide guidance on how to survive the disease. DeeDee Tart…

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Women’s History Month: Women at Luke

Posted  March 26, 2012

From young Airmen to chiefs, supply technicians to pilots, women at Luke Air Force Base make a difference every day. Every person has a different story “” a different reason for joining and continuing to serve. Here are the stories of six Luke women, gathered by six 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs…

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Chaplain thoughts…

Posted  March 26, 2012

“We have an unknown distance to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things.” ~ John Wesley Powell Fear of the unknown: it can stop us…

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Vintage – Title to the post

Posted  March 26, 2012

The T-33A Shooting Star was on display Saturday during the annual Classic Jet Aircraft Association convention held March 15 through Sunday at Luke Air Force Base. This aircraft was built in 1956 and served as a basic military trainer jet.

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People First

Posted  March 27, 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. Women’s roles…

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Air Force News, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 27, 2012

AF extends retroactive stop loss application window Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program who did not apply before the fall deadline will have another opportunity to do so, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Airmen who were unable to submit a claim will be able to do so through Oct. 21,…

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