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Honorary commanders bid farewell

The United States military is made up of less than 1 percent of the total population, and for most of the other 99 percent, understanding the inner workings of military operations and training is not an option.

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POW/MIA day commemorated at Luke

A warm, breezy late summer afternoon offered the backdrop for more than 200 people to be part of the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 19 in front of the wing headquarters building.

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TAP changes to better prepare Airmen for civilian life

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center Transition Assistance Program has recently undergone a major overhaul for the first time since its inception in 1989.

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….


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Air Force announces E-5 selects

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Air Force announced E-5 promotions Thursday. More than 13,400 senior airmen — 40 percent of those eligible — have been selected for promotion. The following senior airmen have been selected for promotion to staff sergeant at Luke Air Force Base:   56th Fighter Wing Christopher Hatch, Melanie Holochwost, Austin Kelley, Chelsie Nelson and Jessica…

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56th MDG invites healthcare leaders to Luke

Posted  August 3, 2012

The 56th Medical Group held an executives healthcare seminar July 26 at Club Five Six. “Our primary purpose was to allow Arizona's...

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CCAF announces solution to residency requirement

Posted  August 3, 2012

Airmen who attend a Defense Department or Tri-Service technical school can earn their Community College of the Air Force degree sooner than once thought.

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Chaplain thoughts – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

  “For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.” ~ Mary Lou Retton   Wow … not displayed on the mantle, not kept in a curio, not even hanging up in a shadow box? Out of sight for no one to see. So much blood,…

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EPRs, read before signing

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military members know that a single number can affect their career for either good or bad — a five helping and a one leading to separation. The number on the enlisted performance report may be the one thing most people are concerned about, but it’s not the only thing that can impact a career. “It…

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Air Force News – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Air Advisor Academy hosted a dedication ceremony July 27 for the new Air Advisor Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

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Luke’s civilian job openings listed online

Posted  August 3, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — With Luke Air Force Base’s transition to the resume-based single staffing tool, all Air Force civilian employment opportunities are now listed on the USAJobs site, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In 2010, AFPC announced that the Air Force would transition to a resume based system…

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People First – August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 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.   Special…

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Airmen share 10 grand for IDEA

Posted  August 3, 2012

Two 56th Training Squadron Airmen received $5,000 each July 24 from the Luke Air Force Base Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. After going through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century events, Maj. Matthew Russell, 56th TRS programmed flying training chief, and Maj. Derrick Vincent, who has been reassigned to the 4th Fighter…

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Good grades pay off at the Luke AFB Exchange

Posted  August 3, 2012

According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between six to nine times a s they complete their K-12 education, and along with geographical moves come changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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