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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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56th MDSS change of command

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, presents the guidon to Maj. Gregory Coleman June 15 as he assumes command of the 56th Medical Support Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Squadrons support SFS with augmentees

Posted  June 22, 2012

In today’s Air Force it can be difficult to relinquish an Airman from a unit. But in some cases, it’s got to be done. The 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentation duty program at Luke Air Force Base is one of those cases where Airmen are needed to provide security. According to Staff Sgt. Michael Dicicco,…

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News Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Changes of command 56th EMS Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell at 7:30 a.m. today in Hangar 485. 56th AMXS Lt. Col. James Upchurch, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jason Mitchell at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 431. 756th AMXS…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Staff Sgt. Michael Miller 607th Air Control Squadron Electronic Protection Technician Hometown: Memphis, Tenn. Years in service: Five Education: Community College of the Air Force degree in air and space operations technology; pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health science at Arizona State University

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CONS under new management

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Philippe Darcy, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Quoc-Nam Nguyen Monday as he assumes command of the 56th Contracting Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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E-6 selects announced

Posted  June 22, 2012

The promotion list for technical sergeant was released Air Force-wide Thursday. The following individuals were selected at Luke:   56th Fighter Wing Olivia Luque   56th Operations Group Marquia Giles and Terry Maxwell   308th Fighter Squadron Tiffani Taylor   56th Maintenance Group Charlton Dubose, Scott Lackey, Troy Schuler, Cory Veronese and Oryan White  …

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New 310th FS leader

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. John Wheeler, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, speaks during a change-of-command ceremony June 15. Wheeler assumed command from Lt. Col. Todd Murphey.

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Health & Safety

Asthma: Serious but controllable

Posted  June 22, 2012

Asthma is a serious condition that can surface without warning. But, asthma can be controlled, thus eliminating dangerous symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs. Often the person with asthma does not feel this inflammation, but the lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes airways more sensitive to asthma triggers such…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Airman 1st Class Rebecca Murphy 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Avionics technician 1. How do you stay fit? I do a combination of things like P90X, Insanity and Turbo Fire. I also use the base gym for weight lifting, cardio and abs. 2. What drives you to keep working out? I honestly enjoy it. I like…

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Academy cadets learn operational AF ropes

Posted  June 22, 2012

Thirteen U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, most of who are going into their junior year, visited Luke Air Force Base June 4 through Thursday as part of the Operation Air Force program. The cadets are the first...

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