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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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Health & Safety

Downing fluids before running helps keep body hydrated, healthy

Posted  June 29, 2012

Summer’s here, temperatures are rising and for runners, it is important to stay hydrated to increase performance and prevent illness during and after a run. “When you’re running in a hot environment, you sweat, and as a result your blood volume decreases, so less blood returns to your heart,” said Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group…

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Fit Warrior of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

1st Lt. Joe Miller 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Project Management officer-in-charge

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Chaplain thoughts – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

  “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)   Americans willing to put their country before themselves is the epitome of patriotism. As we approach the Fourth of July, let us truly celebrate and remember…

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Air Force News – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

New Mexico A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew was cast in a sort of supporting role for a military channel television program while performing an air refueling mission in the skies above New Mexico. A film crew was on board the AC-130H during the mission to shoot footage for a show that will feature the gunship.  …

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People First – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 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.   AFSAS…

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Events

FSS offers summer of fun

Posted  June 29, 2012

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Len Sandell practices June 12 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course driving range. Falcon Dunes offers an 18-hole...

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Salutes & Awards

Farewell flight

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, gets a celebratory spray-down after his fini flight Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. Miller relinquishes command to Col. John Hanna in a ceremony...

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Local

Street Beat – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 15 through 21:

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Health & Safety

Luke exchange makes good health its business

Posted  June 29, 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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Events

Airman update…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, along with Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, host an Airman’s breakfast…

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