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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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CORY GOSSETT Air Force

Air Force sets Thunderbolt on path to passion

Airman 1st ClassCORY GOSSETT Joshua Pant, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management apprentice, performs a deadlift during the powerlift competition at the Luke Air Force Base Combat Fitness Center. Judges watch each competitor to ensure good form as well as ensure the safety of competitors. A down on his luck Austin, Texas, native had bills…

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GRACE LEE Local

Luke welcomes new MXG commander

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Col. Ricky Ainsworth took command of the 56th Maintenance Group Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders Wednesday as Col. Victor Mora relinquished command of the 56th MXG to Col. Ricky Ainsworth during a change of command ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base. Ainsworth previously served…

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Combat Arms Keeps Airmen Ready To Fight

Every Airman takes an oath to protect and serve the citizens of the U.S. To achieve this, they not only need to know their job, but also be ready to fight when called upon.


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Sports

Sports Shorts – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Start Smart basketball Start Smart basketball, a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children ages 3 to 5, is 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 14 through Sept. 18 at the youth center. Sign-up is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.   Scuba diving classes A two-day scuba diving class will…

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Air Force

Luke continues to support F-35 mission at Eglin AFB

Posted  July 20, 2012

As part of a plan to prepare the 33rd Fighter Wing for the arrival of the F-35, Luke Air Force Base sent some assets to Eglin Air Force Base...

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Focus on Appearance – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Did you know... Fingernails are not to exceed ¼-inch in length past the tip of the finger. They are not to interfere with duty performance or hinder proper fit of prescribed safety equipment or uniform items.

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Commentary

Outcomes successful when everyone knows ‘Big Picture’

Posted  July 20, 2012

When I enlisted in the Air Force 29 years ago, I didn’t really know my organization’s overall mission. At the time I didn’t understand what my leaders or the organization were trying to achieve. I was but one small cog in a large machine. I thought all I needed was to do what I was…

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Health & Safety

Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Posted  July 20, 2012

A sudden increase in the firefighter suicide rate resulted in two experts from Luke Air Force Base spreading their suicide-intervention knowledge throughout local fire departments in the Phoenix area.

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Events

News Briefs – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

56th MOS change of command Maj. Christopher Chestnut, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. James Schieser at 7:30 a.m. today in Bldg. 485.   Scholarships The Luke Enlisted Spouses Club is now accepting applications for two $500 scholarships for spouses of active-duty or deceased members. To get an application, go to…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Staff Sgt. Alton Wingate

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Air Force

TRS gets new leader

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe July 13 as he assumes command of the 56th Training Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at...

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Salutes & Awards

MSgt selects announced

Posted  July 20, 2012

The following technical sergeants were selected for promotion to master sergeant:   Kristina O’Meara, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Michael Perry, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron      

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New LRS commander

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. Philippe Darcy, then 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff July 6 as she assumes...

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