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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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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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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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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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Building nest egg powers retirement, education goals

Posted  July 27, 2012

Having a savings plan can be important for those who want to retire, buy a house or just have extra money available in case of an emergency. According to Susan Wilinski, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist, starting a savings plan is essential for unplanned events. “Things happen, sometimes…

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Keep safety in mind when vacationing

Posted  July 27, 2012

If you’re planning a vacation in a warm climate, be sure to pack sunscreen, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and a cooler with water.

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Vehicle GPS units: What everyone needs to know

Posted  July 27, 2012

We love our cars. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only get us to and from work but in many cases to tell us how to get where we want to go.

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Chaplain thoughts – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

“Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine … far from being rivals or enemies; religion and law are friends and mutual assistants.” - James Wilson

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Moving day…

Posted  July 27, 2012

Tech. Sgt. James Lopez, 56th Operations Support Squadron, left, and Tech. Sgt. Richard Randall, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, stack furniture July 20 at Bldg. 533. Furniture from the building is being shipped to Vance Air Force Base, Okla., where it’s needed.

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Welcome, new fathers, to DADS 101

Posted  July 27, 2012

When parents get the news they are having a baby, most are overjoyed. Soon after, a slew of meetings and classes start for the soon-to-be parents. But let’s face it. Most of these classes are designed to give information to the mother — child bearing, Lamaze, nursing, etc.

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Fly Over: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Posted  July 27, 2012

Did we want a new Spider-Man movie? Not really. Did we need to see the origin story redone? Possibly. Did that stop the movie from being amazing? No.

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Fly Over: ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’

Posted  July 27, 2012

I’m sorry to say that “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” Kenny Chesney’s 15th studio album released June 19, doesn’t add any new classics to the Chesney canon and comes as a bit of a disappointment...

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Birthday smile

Posted  July 27, 2012

Airman 1st Class Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron food services representative, participates in a surf n’ turf meal July 12 during the quarterly free birthday meal for dorm residents at the Ray V. Hensman dining facility.

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Scuba lessons provide underwater play

Posted  July 27, 2012

Brishon Jones, 15, son of retired Senior Master Sgt. Larry Jones, swims at the bottom of the pool during the buoyancy exercise.

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