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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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Street Beat June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 18 through 23:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving and two nonmoving violations.   Emergency responses May 18: Security forces responded to a report of suspicious activity possibly involving C-4 inside a vehicle at billeting. Patrols responded along with a K-9 unit,…

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People First June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 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.   Air…

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EFMP helps AF families with needs

Posted  June 1, 2012

There is no perfect family; they all have trials and hardships. In many cases the Air Force is prepared to assist. The Defense Department created the Exceptional Family Member Program to help families with...

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From recorder to rifle and back

Posted  June 1, 2012

About three and a half months ago my supervisor came to me to say I was going to be a 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentee. Augmentees are Airmen from different base units who serve 90 days at the SFS to help during deployment shortages. I worked four-days on, with three days off and a day…

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Chaplain thoughts June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

“And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood   Memorial Day was earlier this week. Now what? How many times did you hear Lee Greenwood’s song on the radio? How many times…

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Summer, packed with possibilities

Posted  June 1, 2012

S.T.E.P.S for success camp
Youth learn basic skills needed to land a job or career during the S.T.E.P.S for success teen camp 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 through 8. Free to youth center members.

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Fly Over: ‘The Dictator’

Posted  June 1, 2012

He’s back, fake beard and all. This time, Sacha Baron Cohen plays General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, supreme leader of the African, oil-rich, fictional country of Wadiya. As Aladeen, Cohen insults as many cultures, religions, countries and species as possible in 83 minutes. So, if you are easily offended, skip this one. However, for those of…

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Fly Over: ‘The Avengers’

Posted  June 1, 2012

If you’re like me, you have been anticipating the release of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” I can, without a doubt, tell you that I was not disappointed when I finally dragged my husband to the show with popcorn in hand.

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Luke automated switchboard service

Posted  June 1, 2012

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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Cookie drop

Posted  June 1, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Biel, Bulk Fuel Company C training chief, receives a case of Girl Scout Cookies May 23 from Savannah Hale, Troop 1219 member, at Luke Air Force Base.

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