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Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.

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Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked the Airmen about proper procedures in response to an active shooter to help prepare them for both the exercise and real world…

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Airman gives civilian second chance at life

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Staff Sgt. David Patton, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section floor chief, repairs a tool box Aug. 6 on Luke Air Force Base. Patton administered life-saving CPR to Robert Clark and received an award from Mayor Sharon Wolcott of Surprise and the Surprise Fire and Paramedic Departments. It was just another night…

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Engraving, framing gets crafty at Luke

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Kimberly Caley, 56th Force Support Squadron Arts and Crafts operations manager, designs a shadow box display Aug. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The Arts and Crafts shop is available to take care of the needs of all squadrons pertaining to going away gifts, awards, custom framing, wood work and engravings. Throughout…

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This week in history

The WASPs helped America win World War II by freeing men to fly in combat. Now that women fill all roles in our military, it is hard to imagine that time when the nation only allowed men to fight. Because of that attitude, the WASP had a rocky start and an abrupt end.


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Events

News Briefs – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Changes of command 56th LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS Maj. Gerald Mulhollen, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Sean Gibbs at 2 p.m. today in Club Five Six. 56th…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Senior Airman Amanda Darby 56th Force Support Squadron Services Journeyman

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Air Force

56th AMXS change of command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Maj. Jason Mitchell renders his first salute after assuming command of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony June 27 held in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Salutes & Awards

Quarterly awards announced

Posted  July 6, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners:   56th Medical Group Airman: Airman 1st Class Taylor LeBlanc, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Weaver-Cruz, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Mary Williams, 56th DS Company grade officer: Capt. Heidi Mudzimurema, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Field grade officer: Maj. Michael Blowers, 56th MDOS…

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Commissary hits ‘reset’ button on store layout

Posted  July 6, 2012

Shoppers visiting the Luke Air Force Base Commissary June 27 may have walked in feeling like it was the first time they’ve ever visited the store. A packed parking lot worth of customers could be heard asking...

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts recognized for combat contributions

Posted  July 6, 2012

Four Thunderbolts from the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron received recognition June 29 for their contributions in combat.

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Health & Safety

Fit Warrior of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

I honestly just like staying in shape. Plus, beating a bunch of 18-year-olds in a run is always fun.

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Health & Safety

Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted  July 6, 2012

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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Air Force

19th Air Force to inactivate

Posted  July 6, 2012

Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the command’s flying training operations for more than 19 years. Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. In 2011,…

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Air Force News – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Colorado More than 2,100 Airmen and their families who had to evacuate their homes at the U.S. Air Force Academy due to the Waldo Canyon fire were allowed to return as of 5 a.m. June 29.   Washington D.C. Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher Kirk recently saved the life of an individual after arriving on…

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