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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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A1C strong as a Foxx

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…


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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted  March 3, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A. Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, said…

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Salutes & Awards

Solemn duty …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Airman Pedro Mota, 56th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, folds the American flag Feb. 12 during a retirement ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Honor Guard personnel train for funerals, color guards, flag raisings, sword cordons and more.

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Jumping Jack flash, it’s a gas …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Alex Allison, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a flash test at Luke Air Force Base. The test checks the quality of the sample of Jet A fuel which is used for aircraft at Luke.

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Events

STREET BEAT March 4, 2016

Posted  March 3, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 22 through 28 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving and 20 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Security forces responded to four minor vehicle accidents on base. Emergency responses Feb. 28: Security forces responded to reports of an individual driving…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  March 3, 2016

“Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.” ~ John MacArthur Jr. Shortly after my wife and I got married, she decided I would be the lesser of two evils to handle our finances. My father-in-law gently, or not so gently, suggested I take a financial planning class by signing me up and…

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