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Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.

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Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked the Airmen about proper procedures in response to an active shooter to help prepare them for both the exercise and real world…

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Airman gives civilian second chance at life

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Staff Sgt. David Patton, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section floor chief, repairs a tool box Aug. 6 on Luke Air Force Base. Patton administered life-saving CPR to Robert Clark and received an award from Mayor Sharon Wolcott of Surprise and the Surprise Fire and Paramedic Departments. It was just another night…

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Engraving, framing gets crafty at Luke

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Kimberly Caley, 56th Force Support Squadron Arts and Crafts operations manager, designs a shadow box display Aug. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The Arts and Crafts shop is available to take care of the needs of all squadrons pertaining to going away gifts, awards, custom framing, wood work and engravings. Throughout…

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This week in history

The WASPs helped America win World War II by freeing men to fly in combat. Now that women fill all roles in our military, it is hard to imagine that time when the nation only allowed men to fight. Because of that attitude, the WASP had a rocky start and an abrupt end.


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Airman update…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, along with Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, host an Airman’s breakfast…

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Fly Over – ‘War Reporting for Cowards’

Posted  June 29, 2012

Imagine going to basic training, and during your first week, you’re told it’s time to go to war, for real.

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Fly Over – ‘Brave’

Posted  June 29, 2012

The story of Merida, the princess of DunBroch, starts simple enough with the recounting of her childhood playing hide-and-seek with her mother and getting a bow and arrow for her birthday. After shooting an arrow into the woods she sets off to find it and gets lost.

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On the ball…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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American League crushes opponent 19-4

Posted  June 29, 2012

As the first batter swung, the battle was on to show who was the best during the intramural softball all-star game June 20 at the Luke...

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Sports Shorts – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Firecracker 5k Fun Run The Firecracker 5k Fun Run is 6:30 a.m. July 6 at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988 on Super Sabre Street. There will be prizes, refreshments and snacks. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.   Fourth of July golf The Fourth of July golf tournament is a four-player scramble format and begins…

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Airmen drift for F-16 flight

Posted  June 22, 2012

Slamming on the brakes of a car and sliding around corners is typically a bad thing, but for four Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, it was actually very good. Those Airmen took to the track May 17 through 19...

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Luke home to Airman of year

Posted  June 22, 2012

They say lightning only strikes once, but for one unit here at Luke Air Force Base the saying doesn’t hold true. For the second time in three years, Luke has an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.

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Doing little reaps big savings

Posted  June 22, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions, and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.

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Make current job best so far in Air Force

Posted  June 22, 2012

I have the best job in the Air Force, and I’ve had it 14 times in my career. Soon to be 15, as a matter of fact. That’s because I’m a firm believer that you make your own success and opportunities, and that you make every assignment, every job, the best it can be.

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