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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.

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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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56th RMO: Tip of spear on BMGR, aux field

Every day Air Force pilots use the Barry M. Goldwater Range and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to train the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots, A-10 Warthog pilots and combat aircrew.

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.


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People First – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

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.  Air Force releases criteria for new service medal Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear…

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Health & Safety

Phishing: How to avoid it

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nearly everyone connects to the Internet, be it Facebook, shopping online or emailing at work. Being connected to the Internet has made life significantly easier, and while the World Wide Web is generally safe, it’s important to be aware that criminals are online looking to exploit individuals through any means necessary. One method criminals use…

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Posted  October 17, 2014

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 17, 2014

Effective Nov. 1, temporary duty travel for less than 30 days will not have per diem rate changes. However, TDY travel greater than 30 days will be limited to 75 percent of the maximum lodging rate and per diem rate. If you go TDY more than 180 days, travelers will be limited to 55 percent…

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Airmen follow LEAD to party

Posted  October 17, 2014

Staff Sgt. Kristen Reid, 56th Medical Support Squadron unit deployment manager, launches a bean bag during a game of corn hole. The game was just one of several activities during the block party.   Gen. Robin Rand, Air Education and Training Command commander, shakes hands with volunteers during the block party. The AETC commander, accompanied…

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Fly Over: ‘The Gift’ and ‘World Buffet’

Posted  October 17, 2014

On Amazon, Netflix and in stores: ‘The Gift’ Before beginning this review, let me just admit my bias against “scary” movies. For those who have read my past reviews, you probably noticed I appreciate stories and music that are uplifting and positive. That being said, a strong script and good acting can make a fan…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy photo Booker T. Washington “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington I was one of a handful of religion majors at my undergraduate college….

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 6 through 12 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. fixed object hit and run at the intersection of Bong Lane…

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Sports Shorts – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

EMS edges out OSS in playoff Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   Benjamin Collins, 56th Operations Support Squadron tight-end, runs the ball as Taylor Keller, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron wide receiver and safety, attempts to grab Collins’ flag Oct. 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The end score was 19-13…

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Moving Wall Memorial stirs memories, emotions

Posted  October 10, 2014

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Pat McDermott, a member of the Blue Blazer squadron composed of prior 56th Fighter Wing honorary commanders, sings the national anthem Oct. 3 as Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, salutes during “The Vietnam War Moving Wall Memorial” opening ceremony in Goodyear. Luke AFB’s Honor Guard presented the colors. Inscribed…

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