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Honorary commanders bid farewell

The United States military is made up of less than 1 percent of the total population, and for most of the other 99 percent, understanding the inner workings of military operations and training is not an option.

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POW/MIA day commemorated at Luke

A warm, breezy late summer afternoon offered the backdrop for more than 200 people to be part of the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Retreat ceremony Sept. 19 in front of the wing headquarters building.

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TAP changes to better prepare Airmen for civilian life

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center Transition Assistance Program has recently undergone a major overhaul for the first time since its inception in 1989.

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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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Airmen drift for F-16 flight

Posted  June 22, 2012

Slamming on the brakes of a car and sliding around corners is typically a bad thing, but for four Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, it was actually very good. Those Airmen took to the track May 17 through 19...

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Luke home to Airman of year

Posted  June 22, 2012

They say lightning only strikes once, but for one unit here at Luke Air Force Base the saying doesn’t hold true. For the second time in three years, Luke has an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.

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Doing little reaps big savings

Posted  June 22, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions, and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.

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Make current job best so far in Air Force

Posted  June 22, 2012

I have the best job in the Air Force, and I’ve had it 14 times in my career. Soon to be 15, as a matter of fact. That’s because I’m a firm believer that you make your own success and opportunities, and that you make every assignment, every job, the best it can be.

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56th MDSS change of command

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, presents the guidon to Maj. Gregory Coleman June 15 as he assumes command of the 56th Medical Support Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Squadrons support SFS with augmentees

Posted  June 22, 2012

In today’s Air Force it can be difficult to relinquish an Airman from a unit. But in some cases, it’s got to be done. The 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentation duty program at Luke Air Force Base is one of those cases where Airmen are needed to provide security. According to Staff Sgt. Michael Dicicco,…

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News Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Changes of command 56th EMS Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell at 7:30 a.m. today in Hangar 485. 56th AMXS Lt. Col. James Upchurch, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jason Mitchell at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 431. 756th AMXS…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Staff Sgt. Michael Miller 607th Air Control Squadron Electronic Protection Technician Hometown: Memphis, Tenn. Years in service: Five Education: Community College of the Air Force degree in air and space operations technology; pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health science at Arizona State University

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CONS under new management

Posted  June 22, 2012

Col. Philippe Darcy, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Quoc-Nam Nguyen Monday as he assumes command of the 56th Contracting Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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E-6 selects announced

Posted  June 22, 2012

The promotion list for technical sergeant was released Air Force-wide Thursday. The following individuals were selected at Luke:   56th Fighter Wing Olivia Luque   56th Operations Group Marquia Giles and Terry Maxwell   308th Fighter Squadron Tiffani Taylor   56th Maintenance Group Charlton Dubose, Scott Lackey, Troy Schuler, Cory Veronese and Oryan White  …

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