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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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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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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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Luke exchange celebrates 117 years with savings

Posted  July 20, 2012

Luke exchange celebrates 117 years with savings Luke Air Force Base exchange facilities will mark the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 117th birthday Wednesday with savings and specials. Shoppers using their Military Star® Card to fill up at the Express from Wednesday through July 27 will see a discount of 17 cents per gallon….

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Fly Over: ‘Savages’

Posted  July 20, 2012

In “Savages,” legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone has created a devastating American masterpiece of epic proportions. Based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow and with a crackling screenplay co-written by...

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Fly Over: ‘Blunderbuss’

Posted  July 20, 2012

Every generation has musicians who make such a significant contribution to their art form that they become classics – the music will timelessly reverberate from the headphones of youths, failed musicians and all music lovers for generations to come.

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Future Soldiers

Posted  July 20, 2012

Staff Sgt. Jason Evans, Phoenix Central Recruiting Company Army recruiter, instructs Army delayed entry program enlistees on the proper way to perform a premaintenance check and services inspection on a Humvee June 29 at the Future Soldier training event at Luke Air Force Base.

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LRS takes out 756th AMXS 63-38

Posted  July 20, 2012

J.R. Velez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, drives past Christopher Zygulski, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after executing a fake on the defender during an intramural basketball game held July 11 at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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Sports Shorts – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Scuba diving classes A two-day scuba diving class will be held Sept. 1 and 2 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $99 and includes all instruction materials and equipment. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-7120.   Friday family fun Thunderbolt Lanes is offering Friday family fun night from 4 to…

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Team Luke gains new MXG, MSG leaders

Posted  July 13, 2012

The 56th Mission Support Group and 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders this week as Col. Philippe Darcy relinquished command of the 56th MSG to Col. Nathan Mooney II Monday, and Col. Deborah...

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First impressions hard to reverse

Posted  July 13, 2012

As members of the United States Air Force we have a duty to uphold a professional image no matter when or where we are and whether we are on or off duty. This includes our personal appearance, conduct and behavior 24/7.

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Know people part of leadership

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and military as a whole face a challenging future. They are fiscally constrained, resource constrained and in the process of restructuring the military and civilian force.

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Luke officer saves drowning victim

Posted  July 13, 2012

June 23 was just a normal day at the Balfour Beatty community pool on Luke Air Force Base. That was until one medical officer overheard a child say, “What’s wrong with him; is he dead?”

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