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JAMES HENSLEY Air Force

Fabrication flight handles intricate things

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight handles precise structural repair and inspection for aircraft and support equipment. “For all the F-16s and F-35s at Luke, we provide the back shop fabrication, inspection and repair for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on and off the flightline,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Leonard, 56th EMS low…

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F-35 egress trainer arrives at Luke

Over the past two months, major components of the new F-35 Lightning II egress trainer, an advanced replica of the F-35 cockpit designed to simulate the mechanical layout of the ejection and emergency evacuation system, have arrived at Luke Air Force Base. Upon completion of the build, the third of its kind in the nation,…

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3-time Super Bowl champ, AF pilot reflects on America’s game

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Super Bowl 50 was just a few days ago, and it’s hard not to wonder how one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s best all-time players fits into that history. Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within…

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Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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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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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted  February 11, 2016

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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Divorce difficult chapter in life

Posted  February 11, 2016

Divorce, though a difficult chapter in many people’s lives, happens. Divorce comes with both financial and emotional burdens for everyone involved. In order to file for divorce in Arizona, one of the parties must reside in Arizona for 90 days. In Maricopa County the court currently applies a $338 filing fee for a petition for…

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RIDGE SHAN
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F-35 egress trainer arrives at Luke

Posted  February 11, 2016

Over the past two months, major components of the new F-35 Lightning II egress trainer, an advanced replica of the F-35 cockpit designed to simulate the mechanical layout of the ejection and emergency evacuation system, have arrived at Luke Air Force Base. Upon completion of the build, the third of its kind in the nation,…

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3-time Super Bowl champ, AF pilot reflects on America’s game

Posted  February 11, 2016

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Super Bowl 50 was just a few days ago, and it’s hard not to wonder how one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s best all-time players fits into that history. Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within…

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STREET BEAT February 12, 2016

Posted  February 11, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 1 through 7 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 17 moving violations and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 482. Security forces…

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