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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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Welcome, new fathers, to DADS 101

Posted  July 27, 2012

When parents get the news they are having a baby, most are overjoyed. Soon after, a slew of meetings and classes start for the soon-to-be parents. But let’s face it. Most of these classes are designed to give information to the mother — child bearing, Lamaze, nursing, etc.

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Fly Over: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Posted  July 27, 2012

Did we want a new Spider-Man movie? Not really. Did we need to see the origin story redone? Possibly. Did that stop the movie from being amazing? No.

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Fly Over: ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’

Posted  July 27, 2012

I’m sorry to say that “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” Kenny Chesney’s 15th studio album released June 19, doesn’t add any new classics to the Chesney canon and comes as a bit of a disappointment...

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Birthday smile

Posted  July 27, 2012

Airman 1st Class Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron food services representative, participates in a surf n’ turf meal July 12 during the quarterly free birthday meal for dorm residents at the Ray V. Hensman dining facility.

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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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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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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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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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