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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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LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Air Force

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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GRACE LEE Local

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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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 3, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Health & Safety

Firework safety: Leave it to professionals

Posted  June 29, 2012

"More fires are reported on July 4 than any other day of the year in the United States. More than half of these fires are caused by fireworks.”

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Fired up to vote with FVAP

Posted  June 29, 2012

Mark your calendar for Nov. 6. It is an important date to remember this year. This date is commonly known as Election Day. Americans across the nation will be casting their ballots. This constitutional right is also just as important for uniformed service members and our families. There’s no better way to exercise this right…

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3-M concept of leadership serves chief well

Posted  June 29, 2012

Whenever I am asked about my leadership methods, I always say, “I apply my Three-M concept: mentor, motivate and monitor.” Most people will discover at one time or another they have been in a leadership role, whether as a sibling, parent, boss, coach or sometimes as a team member. Realizing the profound impact one person…

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Resources available at Luke for domestic abuse prevention

Posted  June 29, 2012

Domestic abuse is a problem that can affect many families, including military families. According to the Defense Department Family Advocacy Program report, victims of domestic abuse include both men and women.

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News Briefs – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Changes of command 56th OG Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, will relinquish command to Col. John Hanna at 8 a.m. today in Hangar 913. 56 LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. July 6 in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS…

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Thunderbolt of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Airman 1st Class MariaIsabel Cruz 56th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Apprentice

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56th EMS change of command

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell June 22 as he assumes command of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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E-6, E-7 selects announced

Posted  June 29, 2012

The following individuals have been selected for promotion:   Master sergeant 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Robert Sheipline   Technical sergeant 56th Security Forces Squadron Brad Brown

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Learning ‘moving rules’ makes for better PCS experience

Posted  June 29, 2012

Last summer was a busy moving season, and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen making a permanent change-of-station move. To alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods, members who are moving should learn the rules under which household goods are moved, and prepare for a potential moving claim. Long…

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