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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…

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Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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People First – August 28, 2015

Posted  August 28, 2015

SAPR services offered to Air Force civilians The Air Force released a policy memo Monday allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to…

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SARC receive annual training

Posted  August 28, 2015

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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This week in history

Posted  August 28, 2015

1990: Operation Desert Shield Twenty-five years ago, Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi military to invade Kuwait. He wanted to annex what he called Iraq’s 19th Province. The country of Kuwait was Iraq’s small neighbor on the Persian Gulf. President George H.W. Bush reacted by sending the military to the gulf. With that action, he announced,…

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Pronghorn home on range

Posted  August 28, 2015

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  August 28, 2015

Courtesy graphic Powering growth, influence, this year’s theme National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and recognizes Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. This year’s theme is “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” The NHHM is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and…

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Fly Over: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Banjo Kazooie’

Posted  August 28, 2015

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The much anticipated premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead” airs Sunday, giving new life to fans of “The Walking Dead.” The prequel was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson who gave us “The Walking Dead.” Featured as a pilot series and set in Los Angeles, six episodes in total will…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 28, 2015

“I have $1.50 in my pocket. All other monies are ear-marked for other obligations.” That’s a line from my personal journal dated Jan. 10, 1997. I’ve kept a journal for my entire adult life. It helps my nostalgic nature be able to look back and remember where I’ve been. So here’s a snap-shot of where…

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Top Hats graduate 15 into CAF

Posted  August 28, 2015

Courtesy photo The Tophats graduated 15 pilots today. They are from left: 1st Lts. Jake Impellizzeri, Trevor Kilroy, John Burns, Michael O’Donnell, Corydon Butler, John Iselin and Brendan Zubrod, Capt. Robert Barlow, 1st Lts. Thomas Hainline, Bryan Rivera, Kenneth Durbin, David Gill, Cody Main and David Takahashi, and Capt. Addison Harding. Their hometowns and follow-on…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 28, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 17 through 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 18 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government vehicle and fixed object adjacent to…

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Shopping Exchange pays Q-O-L dividends

Posted  August 28, 2015

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Luke Air Force Base generated $522,974 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including Club Five Six, Bryant Fitness…

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