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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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Chaplain thoughts June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams   A leader is defined by those under his or her leadership. Do you inspire others to be better? From whom do you get your inspiration? Many get inspiration from the foundations…

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Street Beat June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 1 through 7:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving and three nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident on the perimeter road near Bldg. 1381. There were no injuries. June 1:…

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Air Force News June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Mississippi Don’t mess with an Air Force nurse. That may be what a purse-snatcher thought after 2nd Lt. Stacy Thomas and a friend thwarted an attempted theft May 24 in the William Carey University campus parking lot. The lieutenant said she came to the woman’s aid because she believed anyone in a similar situation would…

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People First June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 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.   AF…

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VBS at Luke: Fun, food, friends

Posted  June 15, 2012

Children color crosses during Vacation Bible School in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel June 6. Food, skits, and arts and crafts were included at the three-day event designed to teach and reinforce...

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Fast Car Friday

Posted  June 15, 2012

Classic cars and sports cars sit in front of the 21st Fighter Squadron as part of Fast Car Friday, June 1 at Luke Air Force Base. This event will take place most Fridays and allows Airmen to showcase their vehicles.

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56th MDG now offering school sports physicals

Posted  June 15, 2012

It’s that time of year again to schedule children for annual sports physicals. Children enrolled in Family Health or Pediatrics who need an annual sports physical for school should schedule an appointment through the central appointment line at (623) 856-2273 (CARE) for June 21, July 10 or 26, or Aug 7. Appointment times are between…

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Justice Report June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in May.   Courts-Martial A senior airman was found guilty of Article 111, driving while drunk. The member received a sentence of confinement for 10 days, reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $1,114 and restriction to base for 20 days….

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Smiles make long days worth it

Posted  June 15, 2012

Reserve and Guard members from 10 units including the 944th Fighter Wing recently wrapped up a deployment to the Dominican Republic where they provided nonstop medical, dental and optical care.

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Fly Over: ‘That’s My Boy’

Posted  June 15, 2012

In “That’s My Boy” Donny Burger (Adam Sandler) conquers the Mount Everest of adolescent quests – his math teacher Ms. Mary McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino). An educator preying on her student is a serious crime, but then again what teenage boy hasn’t fantasized about a teacher or two? The difference between Donny and the rest…

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