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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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425th FS participates in Maple Flag

Posted  June 1, 2012

Thunderbolts from the 425th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to depart for Canada June 9 to join the anticipated 4,500 military personnel attending Maple Flag 45 at Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta. “We regularly participate in Maple Flag and other similar exercises in keeping with our squadron’s mission of providing high-end training for our aircrew,” said…

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Focus On Appearance June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Body piercings: In uniform, Airmen are prohibited from attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, or any exposed body part including visible through the uniform. Women may wear one set of earrings. The same rule applies to all personnel when off duty and on a military…

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Newcomers train from get-go

Posted  June 1, 2012

I have the great honor and privilege of commanding the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, aka Team Roadrunner — “beep beep!” Over the last 24 years I have learned a thing or two that I usually share with my new squadron teammates at our monthly newcomers’ orientation. Now, these items are my opinion and may not…

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month brings Airmen, civilians, cultures together

Posted  June 1, 2012

There are many commemorative months that are celebrated every year, but on May 23 Airmen and civilians came together to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month over food and entertainment...

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News Briefs June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Road closure advisory The Maricopa County Department of Transportation will temporarily close Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road beginning at 3 a.m Tuesday to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield Road and Dysart Road will remain open. Glendale Avenue or Olive Avenue may be used as an alternate route….

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Rodriguez 56th Medical Operations Squadron Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman Hometown: Urbana, Ohio Years in service: Two Family: Husband, Airman 1st Class Miguel Rodriguez Education: Currently attending Rio Salado Community College for bachelor’s degree in nursing…

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Dancer, actress morphs into fighter

Posted  June 1, 2012

When someone says the word fighter what may come to mind is someone who is big, strong or muscular. Well, if those are the only things that come to mind, you will be amazed when meeting the 5'1"...

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Tops in Blue comes to Luke

Posted  June 1, 2012

Coming to Phoenix for one night only, filled with music, dancing and fun. It’s not “American Idol” or “Dancing With the Stars,” it’s the Tops in Blue 2012 show. Tops in Blue is the Air Force premier performing group made up of 35 to 40 of the Air Forces’ most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and…

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Health & Safety

Stop drownings, silent killer

Posted  June 1, 2012

Fact: Drowning is the leading cause of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old.   By the numbers  90 - People on average drown in Arizona each year 44 - Water-related incidents have been reported in Maricopa County so far this year 10 - of those 44 were deaths, including four children 2 - Arizona’s rank…

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What’s going into your tank?

Posted  June 1, 2012

Are you putting regular or premium foods in your tank? What you put in your stomach may affect not only your energy levels but your overall health. Similar to how a car’s performance is affected by the type of gas put in it, the human body’s performance can either be increased or decreased depending on…

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