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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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Sports Shorts – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Scuba diving classes A two-day scuba diving class will be held Sept. 1 and 2 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $99 and includes all instruction materials and equipment. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-7120.   Friday family fun Thunderbolt Lanes is offering Friday family fun night from 4 to…

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Team Luke gains new MXG, MSG leaders

Posted  July 13, 2012

The 56th Mission Support Group and 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders this week as Col. Philippe Darcy relinquished command of the 56th MSG to Col. Nathan Mooney II Monday, and Col. Deborah...

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First impressions hard to reverse

Posted  July 13, 2012

As members of the United States Air Force we have a duty to uphold a professional image no matter when or where we are and whether we are on or off duty. This includes our personal appearance, conduct and behavior 24/7.

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Know people part of leadership

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and military as a whole face a challenging future. They are fiscally constrained, resource constrained and in the process of restructuring the military and civilian force.

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Salutes & Awards

Luke officer saves drowning victim

Posted  July 13, 2012

June 23 was just a normal day at the Balfour Beatty community pool on Luke Air Force Base. That was until one medical officer overheard a child say, “What’s wrong with him; is he dead?”

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News Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Changes of command 56th TRS Lt. Col. Charles DeLapp, 56th Training Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe at 8 a.m. today in Hangar 1022. 56th MOS Maj. Christopher Chestnut, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. James Schieser at 7:30 a.m. July 23 in Bldg. 485.   Load…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Airman 1st Class Taylor LeBlanc 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Optometry Apprentice

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Familiar faces

Posted  July 13, 2012

Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 7th Air Force vice commander, receives the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, after pinning on the rank of major general July 3 in Buckeye.

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Salutes & Awards

Quarterly awards announced – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Airman: Senior Airman: Lakindra Favors, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Keith Sue, 56th FW Inspector General Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rayshieta Cole, 56th FW Judge Advocate Company grade officer: Capt. Karlton Edison, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Jacqueline Stingl, 56th FWJA Civilian…

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Lightweight ABU arrives at Luke

Posted  July 13, 2012

Temperatures around Phoenix often stretch beyond 110 degrees during the summer months. That heat has forced Airmen at Luke Air Force Base to develop ingenious ways at cooling down. Some of these include water mist sprayers on the top of outdoor break areas and shifting work schedules so each Airman is outside for a shorter…

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