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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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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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News Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

309th FS change of command Lt. Col. Daniel Lasica, 309th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher, 56th Operations Support Squadron director of operations, at 8 a.m. May 24 in Hangar 913.   Troops to Teachers seminar A Troops to Teachers seminar is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Airman…

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Thunderbolt of the week May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Staff Sergeant Curtis J. Moses 372nd Training Squadron/Det. 12 Military Training Leader Hometown: Detroit, Mich. Years in service: 10 Family: Wife, Kelly; Children, Jordan and Quinn Education: Pursuing a degree at the Community College of the Air Force in Aircraft Maintenance Inspirations: Father-in-law…

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Quarterly award winners

Posted  May 11, 2012

Airman of the Quarter Airman 1st Class Katherine Vaughn, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   NCO of the Quarter  Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Kellogg, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron   Senior NCO of the Quarter  Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron   Company Grade Officer of the Quarter  Capt. Todd Zielinski, 56th Training Squadron  …

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425th Fighter Squadron Change of Command

Posted  May 11, 2012

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank as Cruikshank assumes command of the 425th Fighter Squadron April 27 at Luke Air Force Base.

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National Women’s Health Week around corner

Posted  May 11, 2012

The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off Mother’s Day, Sunday, and runs through May 19. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time,” acknowledging that most women are busy taking care of everyone else leaving little time for their own physical and mental health. Therefore, the focus of the National Women’s Health…

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ALS program introduces mentor experience

Posted  May 11, 2012

Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert Senior Airman Brandon Kringen, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, speaks to Master Sgt. José Nuñez, 756th AMXS, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit first sergeant, during a mentoring session May 1 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Airmen celebrate tradition of prayer

Posted  May 11, 2012

The base community carried on a long-standing national tradition April 27 when they gathered at Club Five Six for Luke Air Force Base’s National Prayer Breakfast. This annual event’s origin dates back to 1942 when members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gathered during breakfast to pray for the nation. Today, it has…

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Chaplain thoughts May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?” ~ Fulton J. Sheen We all learned (or were at least taught) as kids that, “it’s better to give than receive.” As parents, are we…

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Air Force News May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Utah An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range at approximately 8:35 a.m. May 4. At the time of the accident, there was one person on board. The pilot successfully ejected and was evaluated by medical personnel. Colorado The Air Force brought home…

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People First May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 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. Officer development…

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