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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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Airman leaves mark on base by overcoming fears

Posted  July 6, 2012

He had been asked to paint it several times, but he didn’t think it could be done. A known artist, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Rickert, 56th Component...

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ACC Det. 9, TRSS changes command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Lt. Col. Charles Law, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron commander, passes the guidon June 28 to Lt. Col. James Warf as he assumes command of the ACC Detachment 9, TRSS during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Chaplain thoughts – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

  “I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot 26 times … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”   ~ Michael Jordon   As leaders we need to communicate and…

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Street Beat – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through 28:

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Fly Over: ‘Warrior’

Posted  July 6, 2012

While there may be a few female characters in “Warrior,” the testosterone-charged 2011 drama set against the backdrop of a high-stakes mixed martial arts tournament, there’s no question this movie is set firmly in the world of men.

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Fly Over: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Posted  July 6, 2012

The legend of our beloved 16th President continues to grow as an axe-wielding Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) slays vampires in the Tim Burton-produced and Timur Bekmambetov-directed “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

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Motorcycle safety

Posted  July 6, 2012

One of the easiest things a rider can do to help prevent injuries is to wear the necessary gear required by all Air Force members. For more information on protection gear or courses available at Luke Air Force Base, call the 56th Fighter Wing Safety Office at (623) 856-6104.

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Kids snack on books

Posted  July 6, 2012

Cupcake, the puppet, joined Lacey Quattlebaum, June 21, for the announcement of the “Reading is so delicious” summer reading program.

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Airmen dive into swim meet

Posted  July 6, 2012

Quoc-Nam Nguyen, 56th Communications Squadron, swims in the 50-meter freestyle event. He placed 1st in the event.

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Sports Shorts – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Youth soccer camp A youth soccer camp is Mondaythrough July 13 for youth program members. Classes for youth, ages 8 to 12, are 9 a.m. to noon and youth, ages 13 to 18, are 1 to 4 p.m. Sign up at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. For more information, call (623) 856-6225.  …

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