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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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Fly Over – ‘War Reporting for Cowards’

Posted  June 29, 2012

Imagine going to basic training, and during your first week, you’re told it’s time to go to war, for real.

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Fly Over – ‘Brave’

Posted  June 29, 2012

The story of Merida, the princess of DunBroch, starts simple enough with the recounting of her childhood playing hide-and-seek with her mother and getting a bow and arrow for her birthday. After shooting an arrow into the woods she sets off to find it and gets lost.

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On the ball…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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American League crushes opponent 19-4

Posted  June 29, 2012

As the first batter swung, the battle was on to show who was the best during the intramural softball all-star game June 20 at the Luke...

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Sports Shorts – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Firecracker 5k Fun Run The Firecracker 5k Fun Run is 6:30 a.m. July 6 at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988 on Super Sabre Street. There will be prizes, refreshments and snacks. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.   Fourth of July golf The Fourth of July golf tournament is a four-player scramble format and begins…

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Airmen drift for F-16 flight

Posted  June 22, 2012

Slamming on the brakes of a car and sliding around corners is typically a bad thing, but for four Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, it was actually very good. Those Airmen took to the track May 17 through 19...

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Luke home to Airman of year

Posted  June 22, 2012

They say lightning only strikes once, but for one unit here at Luke Air Force Base the saying doesn’t hold true. For the second time in three years, Luke has an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.

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Doing little reaps big savings

Posted  June 22, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions, and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.

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Make current job best so far in Air Force

Posted  June 22, 2012

I have the best job in the Air Force, and I’ve had it 14 times in my career. Soon to be 15, as a matter of fact. That’s because I’m a firm believer that you make your own success and opportunities, and that you make every assignment, every job, the best it can be.

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56th MDSS change of command

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, presents the guidon to Maj. Gregory Coleman June 15 as he assumes command of the 56th Medical Support Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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