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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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New sheriff in town

Posted  July 13, 2012

Maj. Sean Gibbs receives his first salute as the new 56th Security Forces Squadron commander July 6 during the 56th SFS change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Air Force News – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

South Dakota Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.   Washington D.C. Twenty-five U.S. service members took their citizenship oath July 4 before their commander-in-chief. They were among more than 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen…

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People First – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 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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Dental lab puts teeth into work

Posted  July 13, 2012

The sounds of drills and suction tubes strike fear in many people, but in the 56th Dental Squadron, not everyone makes patients cringe.

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Street Beat – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 29 through July 5:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving and five nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1514. There were no injuries. June 29: Security forces responded…

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Chaplain thoughts July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.” ~ Hamilton Fish   We often speak in the military of laying our lives down in defense of our nation — the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. What…

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Luke celebrtes freedom

Posted  July 13, 2012

The base held its annual Freedom Fest event July 4 at Fowler Park. Events included face painting, music, concessions, dancing and...

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Hiking safety

Posted  July 13, 2012

During the summer, especially during excessive heat warnings, the safest course is to avoid hiking. If you must hike, the safest times are before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: Mike not nearly so magic

Posted  July 13, 2012

I had no real intention of going to see “Magic Mike.” To be honest, I didn’t even know it was a movie until a few days before I saw it.

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: In Florida, male strippers earn their keep

Posted  July 13, 2012

When Channing Tatum was 19, he worked for a while as an exotic dancer in Tampa, Fla., going by the moniker “Chan Crawford,” and wow, does this dude have some moves.

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