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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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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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