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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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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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Helping people goal of CPTS Airman

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, left, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, holds “trumpet in flight” at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Giles now helps new Airmen in-process to Luke Air Force Base as a finance technical advisor. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the…

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Your heart in good hands

As one walks through the medical clinic on Luke Air Force Base, it seems a typical clinic with a laboratory, military doctors and even a Women’s Health Clinic, but a small shop hiding in the corridor treats one of the most important parts of the human body – the heart.


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Sports

Scuba lessons provide underwater play

Posted  July 27, 2012

Brishon Jones, 15, son of retired Senior Master Sgt. Larry Jones, swims at the bottom of the pool during the buoyancy exercise.

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Sports Shorts – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Start Smart basketball Start Smart basketball, a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children ages 3 to 5, is 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 14 through Sept. 18 at the youth center. Sign-up is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.   Scuba diving classes A two-day scuba diving class will…

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Air Force

Luke continues to support F-35 mission at Eglin AFB

Posted  July 20, 2012

As part of a plan to prepare the 33rd Fighter Wing for the arrival of the F-35, Luke Air Force Base sent some assets to Eglin Air Force Base...

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Focus on Appearance – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Did you know... Fingernails are not to exceed ¼-inch in length past the tip of the finger. They are not to interfere with duty performance or hinder proper fit of prescribed safety equipment or uniform items.

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Commentary

Outcomes successful when everyone knows ‘Big Picture’

Posted  July 20, 2012

When I enlisted in the Air Force 29 years ago, I didn’t really know my organization’s overall mission. At the time I didn’t understand what my leaders or the organization were trying to achieve. I was but one small cog in a large machine. I thought all I needed was to do what I was…

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Health & Safety

Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Posted  July 20, 2012

A sudden increase in the firefighter suicide rate resulted in two experts from Luke Air Force Base spreading their suicide-intervention knowledge throughout local fire departments in the Phoenix area.

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Events

News Briefs – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

56th MOS change of command Maj. Christopher Chestnut, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. James Schieser at 7:30 a.m. today in Bldg. 485.   Scholarships The Luke Enlisted Spouses Club is now accepting applications for two $500 scholarships for spouses of active-duty or deceased members. To get an application, go to…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Staff Sgt. Alton Wingate

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TRS gets new leader

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe July 13 as he assumes command of the 56th Training Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at...

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Salutes & Awards

MSgt selects announced

Posted  July 20, 2012

The following technical sergeants were selected for promotion to master sergeant:   Kristina O’Meara, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Michael Perry, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron      

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