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A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.

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Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its systems over the life cycle of the fighter jet. The program ALIS comes with the F-35 as a package…

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Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With resources dwindling and the earth’s population growing, it has never been more important to save…

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CES builds, maintains Luke’s ‘house’

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA William St. Bernard, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering equipment operator, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Zimmerman, 56th CES Structure, fixes and replaces concrete in sidewalk gutters Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The most high-tech gadget will malfunction or break down every now and then, but when it does break…

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Luke gets drenched

The water level creeps toward the 56th Fighter Wing headquarters building Monday on Luke Air Force Base. Flooding areas around Luke, nearly four inches of rain fell during the late monsoon season storm. It was joined by weather that originated in the Pacific Ocean from Hurricane Norbert.


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Don’t be shy: If you write it, own it

Posted  June 15, 2012

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two past stories on the Air Force’s web page drew significant reaction in the site’s comments section. Both a story on finance troops being awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the news that Air Force Space Command was ending wear of flight suits by nonaircrew personnel drove more comments than any…

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107th ACS graduates 500th student

Posted  June 15, 2012

Since August 2000, the 107th Air Control Squadron has been in Arizona producing enlisted weapons directors that provide ground control for military aircraft, and June 8 they graduated their 500th student.

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Health & Safety

Strong families plan for change

Posted  June 15, 2012

Bumps, cuts and bruises are all part of any child’s life. Dealing with deployments and multiple moves and school changes are all part of a military child’s life. As a result, parents strive for consistency. They want safety and happiness. But what do you do when the family gets bumped, cut and bruised along the…

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News Briefs June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Changes of command 310th FS Lt. Col. Todd Murphy, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 913. 56th MDSS Lt. Col. Scott Suckow, 56th Medical Support Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Gregory Coleman at 10 a.m. today in the Navy Operational Support…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Staff Sgt. Genniviv Herald 56th Fighter Wing Legal Adverse Actions NCO-in-charge Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. Years in service: Six Family: Husband Education: Bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Maryland University College Inspirations: My mom; no matter what card she is

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Security forces work to find C.U.R.E.

Posted  June 15, 2012

Most people know the job of security forces is to protect U.S. Air Force assets. But the members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron are showing they can do that and also reach out across the world to help other people.

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Monsoons, more than rain clouds, dust storms

Posted  June 15, 2012

Starting today, things in Arizona can get a little bit electric, the sky will darken, the wind will pick up and liquid will fall from the sky. The Arizona Monsoon season officially starts today, bringing with it those little black rain clouds that can quickly escalate into full blown thunderstorms. According to the National Weather…

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Health screenings for men vital to stay cancer, disease free

Posted  June 15, 2012

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, regardless of age or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So for Father’s Day this year, which is Sunday, why not encourage the men in your life to get tested? “Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Maj. Todd Inouye 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander 1. How do you stay fit? By exercising regularly and staying active. 2. What drives you to keep working out? Internal motivation to put forth my best effort in anything I do. 3. Favorite music to work out to?

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Chaplain thoughts June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams   A leader is defined by those under his or her leadership. Do you inspire others to be better? From whom do you get your inspiration? Many get inspiration from the foundations…

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