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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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Sports Shorts – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Youth soccer camp A youth soccer camp is Mondaythrough July 13 for youth program members. Classes for youth, ages 8 to 12, are 9 a.m. to noon and youth, ages 13 to 18, are 1 to 4 p.m. Sign up at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. For more information, call (623) 856-6225.  …

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 3, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Health & Safety

Firework safety: Leave it to professionals

Posted  June 29, 2012

"More fires are reported on July 4 than any other day of the year in the United States. More than half of these fires are caused by fireworks.”

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Fired up to vote with FVAP

Posted  June 29, 2012

Mark your calendar for Nov. 6. It is an important date to remember this year. This date is commonly known as Election Day. Americans across the nation will be casting their ballots. This constitutional right is also just as important for uniformed service members and our families. There’s no better way to exercise this right…

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3-M concept of leadership serves chief well

Posted  June 29, 2012

Whenever I am asked about my leadership methods, I always say, “I apply my Three-M concept: mentor, motivate and monitor.” Most people will discover at one time or another they have been in a leadership role, whether as a sibling, parent, boss, coach or sometimes as a team member. Realizing the profound impact one person…

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Health & Safety

Resources available at Luke for domestic abuse prevention

Posted  June 29, 2012

Domestic abuse is a problem that can affect many families, including military families. According to the Defense Department Family Advocacy Program report, victims of domestic abuse include both men and women.

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Events

News Briefs – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Changes of command 56th OG Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, will relinquish command to Col. John Hanna at 8 a.m. today in Hangar 913. 56 LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. July 6 in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Airman 1st Class MariaIsabel Cruz 56th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Apprentice

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Salutes & Awards

56th EMS change of command

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell June 22 as he assumes command of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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E-6, E-7 selects announced

Posted  June 29, 2012

The following individuals have been selected for promotion:   Master sergeant 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Robert Sheipline   Technical sergeant 56th Security Forces Squadron Brad Brown

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