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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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MARCY COPELAND Local

Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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PEDRO MOTA Air Force

MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…

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LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Air Force

Reserve recruiter has heart of bull

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Master Sgt. Stanley Iakopo, Air Force Reserve Command recruiter with the 944th Fighter Wing, puts Joe Vigil, pro fighter and assistant trainer, in a hold while training at Peraza Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts gym in Glendale. Raised in a household of women, mainly by his grandmother in American Samoa, Master…


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Health & Safety

Ouch!

Posted  August 3, 2012

Airman 1st Class Joel Dominguez Correa, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance operations, gives Osvaldo Almeida-Sanchez, 15, his hepatitis A and chicken pox vaccines at Luke Air Force Base July 17.

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MOS drives past LRS, sinks more shots

Posted  August 3, 2012

Brandon Smith, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, takes his second shot on the third hole July 19 during an intramural golf match.

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Sports Shorts – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Fall triathlon The fall triathlon featuring a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run is 7 a.m. Sept. 22 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $20 per military person and $45 for others. Register by Sept. 14 and receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the…

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Airfield management gets call when in-flight, ground emergencies occur

Posted  July 27, 2012

Hundreds of phones ring across Luke AFB each day and sometimes go to voicemail. There is one phone, however, that has to be picked up no matter what. It’s called the primary crash phone and it’s red.

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CMSGT of AF talks technology

Posted  July 27, 2012

The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you — our outstanding Airmen — but technology also plays a huge role.

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Integrity first

Posted  July 27, 2012

Editors note: This section highlights the perspectives of Airmen from professional organizations on base.   A famous quote by Stephen Covey, author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” reads “Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth; in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is keeping promises and fulfilling…

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MDG adopts Thompson Ranch Elementary

Posted  July 27, 2012

The 56th Medical Group adopted Thompson Ranch Elementary School in December 2011 to promote education, mentor the students and provide...

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News Briefs – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

62nd FS change of command Lt. Col. Brian Jackson, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 in Hangar 1022.   MSG commander’s call The 56th Mission Support Group will hold a commander’s call 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the base theater. As a result,…

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Thunderbolt of the Week – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Airman 1st Class David Owsianka 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Public Affairs Specialist

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56th MOS change of command

Posted  July 27, 2012

Col. Victor Mora, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. James Schieser during the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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