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Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.

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Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked the Airmen about proper procedures in response to an active shooter to help prepare them for both the exercise and real world…

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Airman gives civilian second chance at life

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Staff Sgt. David Patton, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section floor chief, repairs a tool box Aug. 6 on Luke Air Force Base. Patton administered life-saving CPR to Robert Clark and received an award from Mayor Sharon Wolcott of Surprise and the Surprise Fire and Paramedic Departments. It was just another night…

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Engraving, framing gets crafty at Luke

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Kimberly Caley, 56th Force Support Squadron Arts and Crafts operations manager, designs a shadow box display Aug. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The Arts and Crafts shop is available to take care of the needs of all squadrons pertaining to going away gifts, awards, custom framing, wood work and engravings. Throughout…

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This week in history

The WASPs helped America win World War II by freeing men to fly in combat. Now that women fill all roles in our military, it is hard to imagine that time when the nation only allowed men to fight. Because of that attitude, the WASP had a rocky start and an abrupt end.


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Fly Over: ‘That’s My Boy’

Posted  June 15, 2012

In “That’s My Boy” Donny Burger (Adam Sandler) conquers the Mount Everest of adolescent quests – his math teacher Ms. Mary McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino). An educator preying on her student is a serious crime, but then again what teenage boy hasn’t fantasized about a teacher or two? The difference between Donny and the rest…

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Fly Over: ‘The Giant Mechanical Man’

Posted  June 15, 2012

Chris Messina is the only redeeming element (and even then, only partly redeeming) in the lackluster 2012 romantic comedy, “The Giant Mechanical Man,” an independent film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Messina has good on-screen presence, but unfortunately his performance doesn’t...

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Stay hydrated to prevent heat injury

Posted  June 15, 2012

  Facts The amount of fluids a person needs depends on a variety of things including body size, sweat rate, amount of activity and environment. Under normal circumstances, women should consume at least 91 ounces of fluid a day and men at least 125. Only 45 to 50 percent of daily hydration comes from drinking…

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Young minds…

Posted  June 15, 2012

Participants in the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals program are shown a maintenance dock June 1 by Master Sgt. Craig Wright, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent.

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T-bolts get locked down

Posted  June 15, 2012

Olivia Wanzo, 944th Fighter Wing, puts Jennifer Marsh, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, into an Omoplata, a Brazilian shoulder lock, during the mixed martial arts program. Shane Dalton, Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

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Sports Shorts June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

UFC Fight Night Doors open for the UFC Fight Night at 5:30 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. June 23 at Club Five Six live on pay-per-view. Admission is free. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.   Swim meet Sign up for the Luke Air Force Base summer…

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Luke IP selected for Thunderbird assignment

Posted  June 8, 2012

The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force’s premier air demonstration team; from the pilots to the maintainers, they represent the best the Air Force has to offer. One Luke Airman was recently selected to...

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Like Boy Scouts, be prepared

Posted  June 8, 2012

The Air Force does a great job in preparing Airmen when a deployment tasking comes down. Our members perform weapons qualification, ancillary training and even enact wills and powers-of-attorney for family members. The irony of this issue is that we do this to get ready for a deployment, but many Airmen forget to stay prepared…

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History in flesh better than reading about it

Posted  June 8, 2012

Recently, I had the unprecedented opportunity to spend an evening socializing with veterans and family members whose life experiences spanned nine decades. The social brought together an Auschwitz and Holocaust survivor, a D-Day and concentration camp liberator, a Pearl Harbor survivor, a...

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Marine, AF pilots temporarily swap services

Posted  June 8, 2012

Two instructor pilots at Luke Air Force Base are currently on very similar, rare and overlapping career paths. Meet Marine Corps Maj. Jason Ladd and Air Force Capt. Michael McGrew. Both are assigned to the...

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