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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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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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Justice Report May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in April Courts-Martial A Senior Airman was found guilty of two specifications of Article 92, violation of General Regulation for use and possession of Spice. The member received a sentence of confinement for 60 days, reduction in grade…

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Lessons in leadership

Posted  May 24, 2012

As leaders we are often faced with the dilemma of how to get the most out of our folks. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are a few basic human motivations that we all need satisfied. Among those are esteem and self-actualization. Since everyone is different, so is each of our triggers for motivation….

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MPAAT rolling out…

Posted  May 24, 2012

It’s really hard to believe my mobile public affairs team and I are at the end of our deployment here to Camp Leatherneck in Southern Afghanistan. It has been an exciting, fast paced and unique deployment for all of us. Now that it is almost over, it seems like just yesterday...

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Air Force News May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

South Dakota B-1 Lancer aircrews made history at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., when they employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16. Georgia Five British joint terminal attack controllers trained with Moody A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, May 6 to 10, with the goal…

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People First May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 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.   New…

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Luke conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2012

Luke Air Force Base conducted a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosives exercise May 16. The scenario involved a terrorist causing a simulated explosion and role players acting as if they were hurt by the blast. In this exercise, the CBRNE dangers included...

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Beat the heat, check the back seat

Posted  May 24, 2012

Never leave kids alone in a hot car, even briefly. Always check the front and back seats of the car before you lock it and leave. Put your purse, briefcase, or something else you need by the car seat so you don’t...

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Golf legend teaches Luke Airmen

Posted  May 24, 2012

Ten returning service members had the opportunity to golf with a professional golfer and 20-time PGA tour winner during a golf clinic at Falcon Dunes Golf Course May 15.

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Street Beat May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 17:   Tickets Security Forces issued citations for four moving and two nonmoving violations.   Traffic related incidents May 11: Security forces responded to a report of report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1130. There were no injuries. May 15: Security…

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Chaplain thoughts May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

“They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This weekend and specifically this coming Monday, we commemorate and celebrate Memorial Day. A time for us as a nation to pause and reflect upon the greatest sacrifice that so many have given…

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