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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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People First – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 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.   Officials…

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Airman leaves mark on base by overcoming fears

Posted  July 6, 2012

He had been asked to paint it several times, but he didn’t think it could be done. A known artist, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Rickert, 56th Component...

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ACC Det. 9, TRSS changes command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Lt. Col. Charles Law, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron commander, passes the guidon June 28 to Lt. Col. James Warf as he assumes command of the ACC Detachment 9, TRSS during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Chaplain thoughts – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

  “I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot 26 times … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”   ~ Michael Jordon   As leaders we need to communicate and…

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Street Beat – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through 28:

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Fly Over: ‘Warrior’

Posted  July 6, 2012

While there may be a few female characters in “Warrior,” the testosterone-charged 2011 drama set against the backdrop of a high-stakes mixed martial arts tournament, there’s no question this movie is set firmly in the world of men.

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Fly Over: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Posted  July 6, 2012

The legend of our beloved 16th President continues to grow as an axe-wielding Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) slays vampires in the Tim Burton-produced and Timur Bekmambetov-directed “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

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Motorcycle safety

Posted  July 6, 2012

One of the easiest things a rider can do to help prevent injuries is to wear the necessary gear required by all Air Force members. For more information on protection gear or courses available at Luke Air Force Base, call the 56th Fighter Wing Safety Office at (623) 856-6104.

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Kids snack on books

Posted  July 6, 2012

Cupcake, the puppet, joined Lacey Quattlebaum, June 21, for the announcement of the “Reading is so delicious” summer reading program.

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Airmen dive into swim meet

Posted  July 6, 2012

Quoc-Nam Nguyen, 56th Communications Squadron, swims in the 50-meter freestyle event. He placed 1st in the event.

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