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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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Squadrons support SFS with augmentees

Posted  June 22, 2012

In today’s Air Force it can be difficult to relinquish an Airman from a unit. But in some cases, it’s got to be done. The 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentation duty program at Luke Air Force Base is one of those cases where Airmen are needed to provide security. According to Staff Sgt. Michael Dicicco,…

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News Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Changes of command 56th EMS Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell at 7:30 a.m. today in Hangar 485. 56th AMXS Lt. Col. James Upchurch, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jason Mitchell at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 431. 756th AMXS…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Staff Sgt. Michael Miller 607th Air Control Squadron Electronic Protection Technician Hometown: Memphis, Tenn. Years in service: Five Education: Community College of the Air Force degree in air and space operations technology; pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health science at Arizona State University

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CONS under new management

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Philippe Darcy, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Quoc-Nam Nguyen Monday as he assumes command of the 56th Contracting Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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E-6 selects announced

Posted  June 22, 2012

The promotion list for technical sergeant was released Air Force-wide Thursday. The following individuals were selected at Luke:   56th Fighter Wing Olivia Luque   56th Operations Group Marquia Giles and Terry Maxwell   308th Fighter Squadron Tiffani Taylor   56th Maintenance Group Charlton Dubose, Scott Lackey, Troy Schuler, Cory Veronese and Oryan White  …

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New 310th FS leader

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. John Wheeler, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, speaks during a change-of-command ceremony June 15. Wheeler assumed command from Lt. Col. Todd Murphey.

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Health & Safety

Asthma: Serious but controllable

Posted  June 22, 2012

Asthma is a serious condition that can surface without warning. But, asthma can be controlled, thus eliminating dangerous symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs. Often the person with asthma does not feel this inflammation, but the lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes airways more sensitive to asthma triggers such…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Murphy 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Avionics technician 1. How do you stay fit? I do a combination of things like P90X, Insanity and Turbo Fire. I also use the base gym for weight lifting, cardio and abs. 2. What drives you to keep working out? I honestly enjoy it. I like…

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Academy cadets learn operational AF ropes

Posted  June 22, 2012

Thirteen U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, most of who are going into their junior year, visited Luke Air Force Base June 4 through Thursday as part of the Operation Air Force program. The cadets are the first...

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Air Force News June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Alaska Members of the Royal Australian Air Force came to Joint Base Elmendorf to participate in Exercise Red Flag Alaska 2012. The Royal Australian air force’s airborne early warning and control E-7A Wedgetail as well as medium transport C-130H and C-130J Hercules aircraft participated in the advanced international air combat training exercise.   Azores Reservists…

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