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MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…

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LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Air Force

Reserve recruiter has heart of bull

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Master Sgt. Stanley Iakopo, Air Force Reserve Command recruiter with the 944th Fighter Wing, puts Joe Vigil, pro fighter and assistant trainer, in a hold while training at Peraza Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts gym in Glendale. Raised in a household of women, mainly by his grandmother in American Samoa, Master…

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CORY GOSSETT Air Force

Air Force sets Thunderbolt on path to passion

Airman 1st ClassCORY GOSSETT Joshua Pant, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management apprentice, performs a deadlift during the powerlift competition at the Luke Air Force Base Combat Fitness Center. Judges watch each competitor to ensure good form as well as ensure the safety of competitors. A down on his luck Austin, Texas, native had bills…

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GRACE LEE Local

Luke welcomes new MXG commander

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Col. Ricky Ainsworth took command of the 56th Maintenance Group Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders Wednesday as Col. Victor Mora relinquished command of the 56th MXG to Col. Ricky Ainsworth during a change of command ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base. Ainsworth previously served…

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Combat Arms Keeps Airmen Ready To Fight

Every Airman takes an oath to protect and serve the citizens of the U.S. To achieve this, they not only need to know their job, but also be ready to fight when called upon.


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Sports

From pro golfer to pilot

Posted  May 4, 2012

Courtesy photo Maj. Andy Aduddell, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, placed fourth in the Lima International 2012 Golf Championship at the Lima Golf Club in Peru. He was a guest of the Arizona Golf Association at the amateur event. A pilot from the 56th Training Squadron received fourth place in the Lima International 2012 Golf…

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News Briefs May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

425th FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Dean, 425th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank, at 8 a.m. today in Hangar 840.   Marriage enrichment The Luke Air Force Base Chapel is hosting a Marriage Matters Enrichment seminar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Chapel on the Mall….

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Senior Airman Austin Kelley 56th Fighter Wing Command Post Emergency Actions Controller Hometown: Galveston Island, Texas Years in service: Three Family: Mother, Kimberly Kruisselbrink; father, Mike Kelley; brother, Stanton; and sister, Taylor Education: Currently attending American Military…

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Logistics professionals of year announced

Posted  May 4, 2012

The following individuals are 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron professionals of the year winners: Fuels management Airman: Senior Airman Deven Johnson NCO: Tech. Sgt. Abel Telles Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Jeremy Whitworth Civilian technician: Paul Gattie Deployment and distribution Airman: Airman 1st…

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Luke EOD member receives prestigious award

Posted  May 4, 2012

The National Defense Industrial Association recognized one of Luke’s explosive ordnance disposal members for his contributions toward robotic systems at the Ground Robotics Conference in San Diego. Staff Sgt. Michael Newton, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team leader, was awarded the NDIA…

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2011 AETC announces safety awards 2011 AETC announces safety awards

Posted  May 4, 2012

The 56th Fighter Wing Safety received the following awards:   Explosives safety excellence: Tech. Sgt. Adam Guest   Distinguished motorcycle safety award (Category I) Ground Safety award Explosive Safety award

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56th SFS MWD teams place in Desert Dog Trials

Posted  May 4, 2012

Four 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers and their dogs competed in the 10th Annual Desert Dog K-9 Trials in Scottsdale. Of the 68 dog teams competing, the Luke Air Force Base...

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WSMR commander visits Luke to smooth transition of F-16s to Holloman

Posted  May 4, 2012

In preparation for the transfer of the 308th Fighter Squadron to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., next year, the commanding general and command sergeant major from White Sands Missile Range received...

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Air Force News May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Colorado More than 70 U.S. and British wounded warriors completed the 2012 Warrior Games cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. While the U.S. Air Force did not place first in any of the cycling competitions, Scott Bullis and Mike Sanders, both of the Air Force team, did…

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People First May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 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. Mobile app…

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