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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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Six ways to manage health care on-the-go

Posted  May 4, 2012

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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Prime BEEF challenge strengthens Airmen mentally, physically

Posted  May 4, 2012

High-quality steaks and hamburgers weren’t involved in the Prime BEEF Challenge April 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Instead, nine teams of 10 Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron faced a series of...

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Street Beat May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 20 through 26:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents  April 20: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1130. There were no injuries. April 20: Security forces responded to…

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Fly Over: ‘The Raven’

Posted  May 4, 2012

James McTeigue’s “The Raven,” which opened April 27, had all the makings of a thoroughly entertaining film. Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) is an unsung hero of American literature whose genius continues to terrify millions centuries after his untimely and mysterious death. He was truly one of America’s first great literary minds. After I found…

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Fly Over: ‘500 Days of Summer’

Posted  May 4, 2012

There’s no such thing as love. It’s a fantasy. So proclaims Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) in the 2009 romantic comedy “500 Days of Summer,” a poignant meditation on love, relationships and heartbreak. Deschanel, who has recently become a bit of a feminist cultural touchstone and currently stars in the FOX series “New Girl,” is perfectly…

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Luke hosts second annual ‘roadeo’

Posted  May 4, 2012

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted the second annual Southwest Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants “Roadeo” Saturday at the Luke Air Force Base 56th LRS POL compound. According to Tech. Sgt. Abel Telles, 56th LRS fuels supervisor, the goal of this event was to get back to the basics of training, while maintaining and preparing seasoned…

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Dental benefits for use of natural sweetener

Posted  May 4, 2012

We have all been through them – those annual dental check-ups. While waiting for your name to be called you try to do a brief recollection of your oral hygiene routine. It may go a little something like this: brushed teeth, check; flossed this morning, check. But did you know that oral hygiene is not…

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Chaplain thoughts May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

“I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship.” ~ Peter Marshall  Peter Marshall was chaplain to the U.S. Senate shortly after the end of World War II. Unfortunately, not a lot seems to…

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Fun, fitness in store for Thunderbolts

Posted  May 4, 2012

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is bringing giveaways and specials to the 2012 Family Fun and Fitness Festival 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday. Authorized shoppers can join in the fun by visiting the commissary parking lot and entering to win exercise equipment, bikes, fishing combos, golf accessories and more. In addition…

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