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Luke 1 holds first commander’s call

Courtesy Photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, begins his first commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base Monday. Pleus took command of the fighter wing June 20. Brig. Gen Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, held his first commander’s call Monday at the Luke Air Force Base theater. The day was divided…

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No one flies until flight med gives OK

James Hensley Airman 1st Class Shawn Martinez, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine technician, checks over the ambulance Aug. 19 with Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th AMDS medical technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Martinez ensures the vehicle is prepped and ready for emergency response on the flightline by checking the lights, ensuring the equipment…

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Motivated Airman dedicated to AF

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems technician, shows off her Muhammad Ali T-shirt, which to her represents an expression of determination and how a person with determination can overcome any obstacle. The absence of a father can be detrimental to a child, but in the military,…

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Luke F-35 mission scores 100th sortie

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter makes an approach to land Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The fighter jet was concluding the 100th F-35 sortie flown at Luke. Luke Air Force Base launched its 100th F-35A Lightning II sortie at approximately noon on Tuesday. “Flying the 100th F-35A sortie…

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Sponsoring Airmen makes big difference for them

A permanent change of station can be overwhelming for the Airman coming from technical training school or for the family who feels as though they have moved a thousand times, but having a sponsor can make all the difference when arriving at a new station.


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People First June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 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. Medical ‘C-code’…

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Tops in Blue

Posted  June 8, 2012

1st Lt. Kandis Rich, center, Tops in Blue vocalist and operations officer, sings during the Tops in Blue performance June 5 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Rich is an acquisition officer with the 705th Combat Training Squadron in Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

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Street Beat June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 31.   Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents: May 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1137. There were no injuries. May 29: Security forces responded to…

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Fly Over: ‘Total Money Makeover’

Posted  June 8, 2012

As an airman 1st class who hasn’t hit her two-year mark yet, I think it’s safe to say I can take all the financial advice I can get. I’ll admit that, but I find it difficult, okay, annoying, to listen to advice from my parents or friends. What do they know, right? Well, after running…

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Fly Over: ‘Blue Valentine’

Posted  June 8, 2012

If you’re a newlywed in the throes of a blissfully romantic honeymoon phase, optimistic about finding your soul mate amongst the billions populating planet Earth, in the process of courting a potential significant other or simply a romantic at heart who still clings to the notion that finding ever-lasting love is somehow more likely than…

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Off we go…

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, holds up a sign in support of the 56th MXG before the departure of her familiarization flight May 30 at Luke Air Force Base.     Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo before Liddick’s familiarization…

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Going green

Posted  June 8, 2012

Kumchu Leno, 56th Force Support Squadron short order cook, chops lettuce at Club Five Six. The club offers a variety of meals daily for lunch, from hamburgers to chicken strips, a salad bar and buffet.

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Luke falls short in championship game

Posted  June 8, 2012

Luke Air Force Base soccer team players attempt to deflect the ball and prevent the West Side United soccer team from scoring Sunday during the city of Peoria Soccer League Championship at Rio Vista Park.

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Sports Shorts June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tom Kuyper B-ball camp Youth, ages 8 to 14, learn fundamental basketball skills from Coach Tom Kuyper during the camp 1 to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 at the youth center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470. Summer bowling Bowl one free…

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310th FS deploys to Tyndall

Posted  June 1, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Duda, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron air crew egress journeyman, ensures the universal water activated release system is serviceable after a parachute change May 21 at...

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