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Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.

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Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked the Airmen about proper procedures in response to an active shooter to help prepare them for both the exercise and real world…

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Airman gives civilian second chance at life

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Staff Sgt. David Patton, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section floor chief, repairs a tool box Aug. 6 on Luke Air Force Base. Patton administered life-saving CPR to Robert Clark and received an award from Mayor Sharon Wolcott of Surprise and the Surprise Fire and Paramedic Departments. It was just another night…

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Engraving, framing gets crafty at Luke

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Kimberly Caley, 56th Force Support Squadron Arts and Crafts operations manager, designs a shadow box display Aug. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The Arts and Crafts shop is available to take care of the needs of all squadrons pertaining to going away gifts, awards, custom framing, wood work and engravings. Throughout…

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This week in history

The WASPs helped America win World War II by freeing men to fly in combat. Now that women fill all roles in our military, it is hard to imagine that time when the nation only allowed men to fight. Because of that attitude, the WASP had a rocky start and an abrupt end.


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EPRs, read before signing

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military members know that a single number can affect their career for either good or bad — a five helping and a one leading to separation. The number on the enlisted performance report may be the one thing most people are concerned about, but it’s not the only thing that can impact a career. “It…

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Air Force News – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Air Advisor Academy hosted a dedication ceremony July 27 for the new Air Advisor Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

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Luke’s civilian job openings listed online

Posted  August 3, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — With Luke Air Force Base’s transition to the resume-based single staffing tool, all Air Force civilian employment opportunities are now listed on the USAJobs site, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In 2010, AFPC announced that the Air Force would transition to a resume based system…

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People First – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 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.   Special…

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Salutes & Awards

Airmen share 10 grand for IDEA

Posted  August 3, 2012

Two 56th Training Squadron Airmen received $5,000 each July 24 from the Luke Air Force Base Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. After going through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century events, Maj. Matthew Russell, 56th TRS programmed flying training chief, and Maj. Derrick Vincent, who has been reassigned to the 4th Fighter…

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Good grades pay off at the Luke AFB Exchange

Posted  August 3, 2012

According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between six to nine times a s they complete their K-12 education, and along with geographical moves come changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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Street Beat – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 20 through 26:

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CDC, packed with mini ’Bolts

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Child Development Center provides a safe, supervised environment for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children that provides activities that entertain and assist the growth of children.

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Health & Safety

Protecting skin from sun full time job

Posted  August 3, 2012

The sun in Arizona beats down almost all year long. The thing that brings many people to the state can also be harmful to one’s health if precautions are not taken. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation’s website www.skincancer.org, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. More…

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Ultimate SO-CAL experience

Posted  August 3, 2012

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: theme park rides, shows and a real working movie studio at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

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