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Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….

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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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Helping people goal of CPTS Airman

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, left, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, holds “trumpet in flight” at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Giles now helps new Airmen in-process to Luke Air Force Base as a finance technical advisor. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the…

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Your heart in good hands

As one walks through the medical clinic on Luke Air Force Base, it seems a typical clinic with a laboratory, military doctors and even a Women’s Health Clinic, but a small shop hiding in the corridor treats one of the most important parts of the human body – the heart.


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Air Force News June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Alaska Members of the Royal Australian Air Force came to Joint Base Elmendorf to participate in Exercise Red Flag Alaska 2012. The Royal Australian air force’s airborne early warning and control E-7A Wedgetail as well as medium transport C-130H and C-130J Hercules aircraft participated in the advanced international air combat training exercise.   Azores Reservists…

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People First June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 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.   AF…

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AFRC program trains warriors to rebuild where needed

Posted  June 22, 2012

Nearly 50 Airmen traveled to Fayetteville, Tenn., in May to rebuild part of the Riverside Christian Academy campus after tornadoes devastated...

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International leadership tour

Posted  June 22, 2012

Senior Airman Nicholas Filer, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, briefs Samer Melki, a French diplomat, and Scott Homler, consecutive interpreter, on the F-16 during an international visitor leadership tour June 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Luke 1 speaks out on DUI

Posted  June 22, 2012

In November 2006, Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander (a colonel at the time), was attending National Defence College in New Delhi, India, accompanied by his wife, Heather, and son, John.

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DUI, how it changed my life

Posted  June 22, 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a few friends and I attended an Arizona Cardinals game. Before the game started, I had a few beers at a restaurant near the stadium. After the game, we went to a nightclub for more drinks.

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If only I’d just seen ‘Twilight’

Posted  June 22, 2012

On a Thursday night in July 2010, my wife and I decided to go to the movie theater to see Twilight. Since we arrived early, we decided to get some drinks at a restaurant near the theater.

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Health & Safety

‘Back’ basics

Posted  June 22, 2012

Kate Watkins, Luke Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center contracted physical therapist, instructs Tech. Sgt. Troy Ares, 107th Air Control Squadron quality assurance specialist, on a proper lifting technique during a back pain seminar in the combat PT center June 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Lack of flexibility and improper lifting techniques are…

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Fly Over: ‘Rock of Ages’

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Rock of Ages,” a love letter to 1980s classic rock music, has come to theaters this summer with an all-star ensemble cast and plenty of lip-synching. With a few exceptions, however, the much-hyped big-screen adaptation directed by Adam Shankman fails to strike the same chord as the 2006 Chris D’Arienzo Broadway musical of the same…

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Fly Over: ‘Prometheus’

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Prometheus” is a visually epic film that fails just as epically with its incoherent storyline. The plot is filled with more holes than craters on the surface of the moon. Ridley Scott’s prequel to “Alien” felt like a more aesthetically pleasing episode of the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens,” but an hour longer and even less…

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