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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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Air Force News – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

South Dakota Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.   Washington D.C. Twenty-five U.S. service members took their citizenship oath July 4 before their commander-in-chief. They were among more than 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen…

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People First – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.   New…

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Dental lab puts teeth into work

Posted  July 13, 2012

The sounds of drills and suction tubes strike fear in many people, but in the 56th Dental Squadron, not everyone makes patients cringe.

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Street Beat – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 29 through July 5:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving and five nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1514. There were no injuries. June 29: Security forces responded…

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Chaplain thoughts July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.” ~ Hamilton Fish   We often speak in the military of laying our lives down in defense of our nation — the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. What…

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Luke celebrtes freedom

Posted  July 13, 2012

The base held its annual Freedom Fest event July 4 at Fowler Park. Events included face painting, music, concessions, dancing and...

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Hiking safety

Posted  July 13, 2012

During the summer, especially during excessive heat warnings, the safest course is to avoid hiking. If you must hike, the safest times are before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: Mike not nearly so magic

Posted  July 13, 2012

I had no real intention of going to see “Magic Mike.” To be honest, I didn’t even know it was a movie until a few days before I saw it.

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: In Florida, male strippers earn their keep

Posted  July 13, 2012

When Channing Tatum was 19, he worked for a while as an exotic dancer in Tampa, Fla., going by the moniker “Chan Crawford,” and wow, does this dude have some moves.

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Biosphere 2: Where science lives

Posted  July 13, 2012

Biosphere 2 offers one of Time Life’s 50 must-see “Wonders of the World,” and a great weekend destination right in our own backyard.

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