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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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News Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Changes of command 56th TRS Lt. Col. Charles DeLapp, 56th Training Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe at 8 a.m. today in Hangar 1022. 56th MOS Maj. Christopher Chestnut, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. James Schieser at 7:30 a.m. July 23 in Bldg. 485.   Load…

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Thunderbolt of the Week – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Airman 1st Class Taylor LeBlanc 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Optometry Apprentice

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Familiar faces

Posted  July 13, 2012

Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 7th Air Force vice commander, receives the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, after pinning on the rank of major general July 3 in Buckeye.

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Quarterly awards announced – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Airman: Senior Airman: Lakindra Favors, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Keith Sue, 56th FW Inspector General Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rayshieta Cole, 56th FW Judge Advocate Company grade officer: Capt. Karlton Edison, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Jacqueline Stingl, 56th FWJA Civilian…

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Lightweight ABU arrives at Luke

Posted  July 13, 2012

Temperatures around Phoenix often stretch beyond 110 degrees during the summer months. That heat has forced Airmen at Luke Air Force Base to develop ingenious ways at cooling down. Some of these include water mist sprayers on the top of outdoor break areas and shifting work schedules so each Airman is outside for a shorter…

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Health & Safety

How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted  July 13, 2012

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Staying active keeps heart healthy, prevents disease

Posted  July 13, 2012

Staying active doesn’t just help get or keep weight off; it helps lower the chances of getting weight-related diseases. It also can improve one’s sleep, self esteem and ability to handle everyday stresses. Unfortunately, not everyone leads an active lifestyle and the consequences of an inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of developing heart disease….

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New AMDS commander

Posted  July 13, 2012

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Daniel Smith July 2 as he assumes command of the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron during an assumption-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Luke exchange makes good health its business

Posted  July 13, 2012

Understanding that a large part of the military’s focus is on a fit mind and body to ensure top performance, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service values the importance of wellness. To that end, the exchange is feeding shoppers’ minds with information. Healthy nutrition options, fitness programs, family activities and overall wellness information are…

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New sheriff in town

Posted  July 13, 2012

Maj. Sean Gibbs receives his first salute as the new 56th Security Forces Squadron commander July 6 during the 56th SFS change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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