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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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MARCY COPELAND Air Force

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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News Briefs – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Changes of command 56th LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS Maj. Gerald Mulhollen, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Sean Gibbs at 2 p.m. today in Club Five Six. 56th…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Senior Airman Amanda Darby 56th Force Support Squadron Services Journeyman

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Air Force

56th AMXS change of command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Maj. Jason Mitchell renders his first salute after assuming command of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony June 27 held in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Salutes & Awards

Quarterly awards announced

Posted  July 6, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners:   56th Medical Group Airman: Airman 1st Class Taylor LeBlanc, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Weaver-Cruz, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Mary Williams, 56th DS Company grade officer: Capt. Heidi Mudzimurema, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Field grade officer: Maj. Michael Blowers, 56th MDOS…

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Local

Commissary hits ‘reset’ button on store layout

Posted  July 6, 2012

Shoppers visiting the Luke Air Force Base Commissary June 27 may have walked in feeling like it was the first time they’ve ever visited the store. A packed parking lot worth of customers could be heard asking...

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts recognized for combat contributions

Posted  July 6, 2012

Four Thunderbolts from the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron received recognition June 29 for their contributions in combat.

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Health & Safety

Fit Warrior of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

I honestly just like staying in shape. Plus, beating a bunch of 18-year-olds in a run is always fun.

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Health & Safety

Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted  July 6, 2012

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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Air Force

19th Air Force to inactivate

Posted  July 6, 2012

Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the command’s flying training operations for more than 19 years. Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. In 2011,…

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Air Force News – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Colorado More than 2,100 Airmen and their families who had to evacuate their homes at the U.S. Air Force Academy due to the Waldo Canyon fire were allowed to return as of 5 a.m. June 29.   Washington D.C. Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher Kirk recently saved the life of an individual after arriving on…

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