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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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Street Beat June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 31.   Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents: May 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1137. There were no injuries. May 29: Security forces responded to…

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Fly Over: ‘Total Money Makeover’

Posted  June 8, 2012

As an airman 1st class who hasn’t hit her two-year mark yet, I think it’s safe to say I can take all the financial advice I can get. I’ll admit that, but I find it difficult, okay, annoying, to listen to advice from my parents or friends. What do they know, right? Well, after running…

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Fly Over: ‘Blue Valentine’

Posted  June 8, 2012

If you’re a newlywed in the throes of a blissfully romantic honeymoon phase, optimistic about finding your soul mate amongst the billions populating planet Earth, in the process of courting a potential significant other or simply a romantic at heart who still clings to the notion that finding ever-lasting love is somehow more likely than…

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Off we go…

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, holds up a sign in support of the 56th MXG before the departure of her familiarization flight May 30 at Luke Air Force Base.     Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo before Liddick’s familiarization…

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Going green

Posted  June 8, 2012

Kumchu Leno, 56th Force Support Squadron short order cook, chops lettuce at Club Five Six. The club offers a variety of meals daily for lunch, from hamburgers to chicken strips, a salad bar and buffet.

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Luke falls short in championship game

Posted  June 8, 2012

Luke Air Force Base soccer team players attempt to deflect the ball and prevent the West Side United soccer team from scoring Sunday during the city of Peoria Soccer League Championship at Rio Vista Park.

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Sports Shorts June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tom Kuyper B-ball camp Youth, ages 8 to 14, learn fundamental basketball skills from Coach Tom Kuyper during the camp 1 to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 at the youth center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470. Summer bowling Bowl one free…

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310th FS deploys to Tyndall

Posted  June 1, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Duda, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron air crew egress journeyman, ensures the universal water activated release system is serviceable after a parachute change May 21 at...

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425th FS participates in Maple Flag

Posted  June 1, 2012

Thunderbolts from the 425th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to depart for Canada June 9 to join the anticipated 4,500 military personnel attending Maple Flag 45 at Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta. “We regularly participate in Maple Flag and other similar exercises in keeping with our squadron’s mission of providing high-end training for our aircrew,” said…

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Focus On Appearance June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Body piercings: In uniform, Airmen are prohibited from attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, or any exposed body part including visible through the uniform. Women may wear one set of earrings. The same rule applies to all personnel when off duty and on a military…

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