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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…


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Health & Safety

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Posted  May 4, 2012
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Sports

Luke, DM champions face-off

Posted  May 4, 2012

After a long fought battle Davis-Monthan Air Force Base defeated Luke AFB 34-31 in an intramural basketball game Friday at the Luke AFB gym that decided which base had the better team. The 308th Aircraft...

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Sports Shorts May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Warrior PT challenge The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is holding a Warrior PT Challenge 6 a.m. to noon today at the ability to survive and operate center. Four-member teams will compete for a $10 entry fee. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-2291.    Summer, fall leagues forming Adult…

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310th FS hosts Cactus Starfighter X

Posted  April 27, 2012

The 310th Fighter Squadron is hosting the Cactus Starfighter 12-1 close air support exercise Monday through May 4 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Along with Air Force there will be service members from the Army and Marines participating as well. “Two of the units participating are from Camp Murray, Wash., with air support operations…

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NCO squanders six-figure nest egg

Posted  April 27, 2012

It sounds almost unbelievable, and I hope the headline grabs your attention, but unfortunately it is true. I, and many of my fellow squadron commanders, have had the responsibility of informing NCOs that not only would they be out of work, but they have also lost the opportunity to collect a $2000-plus per month retirement…

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Weather foreteller

Posted  April 27, 2012
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Salutes & Awards

Controller receives aircraft save award

Posted  April 27, 2012

It was 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2011, and four jets were preparing to land at Luke Air Force Base, when the first jet experienced mechanical problems and abruptly stopped in the middle of the runway. The split-second...

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News Briefs April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Renaming ceremony In honor of Lt. Col. Frank Bryant, a Luke Air Force Base pilot who was killed April 27, 2011, in an attack at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan, there will be a Luke Fitness Center renaming ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the fitness center. The Luke community is invited to attend.   425th…

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Thunderbolt of the Week April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Senior Airman Andrew Trussell 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Avionics Systems Journeyman Hometown: Palmer, Tenn. Years in service: Four Family: Wife, Sara; son, Peyton Education: Pursing a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics Inspirations: My father and grandfather…

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MXG award winners named for quarter

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following individual or units are quarterly best-of-the-best award winners: Foreign object debris prevention program Individual: Senior Airman Jeremy McCalmon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Flightline: 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Backshop: 56th CMS FOD poster: Airman 1st Class Charles Gajda, 62nd AMU Quality assurance TAMS: 308th AMU Specialist: 62nd AMU Weapons: 308th AMU Support: 310th AMU…

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