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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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56th CONS civilian salutes military father’s lessons

Posted  June 15, 2012

When I was a senior in high school, my father served as the Hill Air Force Base commander. Understandably, the unwelcomed public scrutiny of a teenager’s life that occurs when your father is the base commander naturally created tension at times. As my father approaches his 80th birthday though, my reflection on that period provides…

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Don’t be shy: If you write it, own it

Posted  June 15, 2012

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two past stories on the Air Force’s web page drew significant reaction in the site’s comments section. Both a story on finance troops being awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the news that Air Force Space Command was ending wear of flight suits by nonaircrew personnel drove more comments than any…

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Salutes & Awards

107th ACS graduates 500th student

Posted  June 15, 2012

Since August 2000, the 107th Air Control Squadron has been in Arizona producing enlisted weapons directors that provide ground control for military aircraft, and June 8 they graduated their 500th student.

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Health & Safety

Strong families plan for change

Posted  June 15, 2012

Bumps, cuts and bruises are all part of any child’s life. Dealing with deployments and multiple moves and school changes are all part of a military child’s life. As a result, parents strive for consistency. They want safety and happiness. But what do you do when the family gets bumped, cut and bruised along the…

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News Briefs June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Changes of command 310th FS Lt. Col. Todd Murphy, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 913. 56th MDSS Lt. Col. Scott Suckow, 56th Medical Support Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Gregory Coleman at 10 a.m. today in the Navy Operational Support…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Staff Sgt. Genniviv Herald 56th Fighter Wing Legal Adverse Actions NCO-in-charge Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. Years in service: Six Family: Husband Education: Bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Maryland University College Inspirations: My mom; no matter what card she is

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Security forces work to find C.U.R.E.

Posted  June 15, 2012

Most people know the job of security forces is to protect U.S. Air Force assets. But the members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron are showing they can do that and also reach out across the world to help other people.

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Health & Safety

Monsoons, more than rain clouds, dust storms

Posted  June 15, 2012

Starting today, things in Arizona can get a little bit electric, the sky will darken, the wind will pick up and liquid will fall from the sky. The Arizona Monsoon season officially starts today, bringing with it those little black rain clouds that can quickly escalate into full blown thunderstorms. According to the National Weather…

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Health screenings for men vital to stay cancer, disease free

Posted  June 15, 2012

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, regardless of age or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So for Father’s Day this year, which is Sunday, why not encourage the men in your life to get tested? “Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Maj. Todd Inouye 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander 1. How do you stay fit? By exercising regularly and staying active. 2. What drives you to keep working out? Internal motivation to put forth my best effort in anything I do. 3. Favorite music to work out to?

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