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Airmen reach terminal velocity

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Tanya Wren, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Community Relations chief, takes in the expansive view after the chute was pulled at 3,000 feet. Luke Air Force Base Airmen were chosen to tandem jump with the Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Parachute Team for their accomplishments during service. Terminal velocity is…

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Military children celebrated for courage, resilience

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the Month of the Military Child proclamation April 1 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The Month of the Military Child recognizes the role children play in the Armed Forces community. Every day, military members are being deployed to…

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Ruck march honors fallen

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS March of the Fallen participants hike a trail Saturday in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. The MOTF is a 4.5-mile rucksack march dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airmen and local community members came together Saturday…

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Arizona entrepreneurs learn benefits of hiring vets

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal program manager, helps Jack Weiner, Arizona Chapter Entrepreneurs Organization member and business owner, don a bomb suit March 27 during the Entrepreneurs Organization tour at Luke Air Force Base. Ten Arizona Chapter Entrepreneur Organization members held their annual retreat March…

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Scottsdale SWAT train with Reserve medics

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tactical Combat Casualty Care students provide treatment to simulated wounded patients during a field training exercise at the Luke Auxiliary Field. The class was taught by the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron to Luke reservists and members of the Scottsdale Fire Department and SWAT Team. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron recently conducted Tactical…


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People First – April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

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, click on the link in the title. CSAF describes future Air Force In the…

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2015 Opening day at Chase Field

Posted  April 17, 2015

Courtesy photo Service members responsible for the F-16 Fighting Falcon flyover at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ opening day are recognized at Chase Field. The seven-man team helped kick off the Diamondbacks’ 18th season in major league baseball, hosting the 2014 world champion San Francisco Giants.   Courtesy photo The Arizona Diamondbacks watch as Majs. Chris High…

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Street Beat

Posted  April 17, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 6 through 12: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 19 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 820 parking lot. There were no injuries. April 12: Security forces responded…

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56th Medical Group Annual MASH BASH

Posted  April 17, 2015

Courtesy photo A 56th Medical Support Squadron Airman attempts to block the ball April 3 at the 56th Medical Group Annual Mash Bash at Luke Air Force Base. For the second year in a row, the 56th MDOS won the overall competition.   Courtesy photo Airmen from the 56th AMDS pull a manikin on a…

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Justice Report

Posted  April 17, 2015

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in March: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for soliciting another airman to falsify official documents. The individual received a suspended reduction to airman first class, forfeiture of $300 pay per month for two months…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  April 17, 2015

Last week I quoted Dr. Billy Graham who said, “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” We saw the necessity of forgiveness in all relationships, including personal and divine. Forgiveness allows our relationships to flourish, while a refusal to forgive brings toxicity. The second part of Dr….

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Fly Over: ‘Divergent’ and ‘NO Excuses’

Posted  April 17, 2015

On Netflix ‘Divergent’ After a devastating war that is believed to have destroyed most of the world, a sole colony has survived and thrived, safe-guarded by a giant wall encircling the city. The founders of the city created five factions in which to divide the population based on aptitude scores which determine the faction best…

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Wingman Day

Posted  April 17, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Katty Beuttenmuller, 56th Maintenance Group plans and scheduling NCO in charge, gives a travel mug to Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, promoting Comprehensive Airman Fitness at the run. Beuttenmuller, a resiliency training assistant, is one of many RTA’s helping Thunderbolts strengthen their mental, spiritual, social and physical well-being….

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This week in history

Posted  April 17, 2015

April 13, 1945: Raid on Eggebek Seventy years ago this week, the war in Europe was winding down. Late afternoon April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia, President Franklin Roosevelt died. At Royal Air Force Boxted in England, the 56th Fighter Group had a training day. Since bad news travels fast, the pilots of the…

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Sports Shorts – April 17, 2014

Posted  April 17, 2015

CMS takes AAFES, moves on to next round Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Kevin Dawson, Army Air Force Exchange Services wide receiver, runs for a first down during a playoff game April 7 against the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. CMS defeated AAFES 39-24. Win, or go home! It’s…

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