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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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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces awards

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following unit and individual received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire department: Luke Fire Department Civilian firefighter: Michael Barry

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MDG announces quarterly awards

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Brian Shook, 56th Medical Operations Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Sara Bittiker, 56th MDOS Field grad officer: Maj. Brian Blanchard, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Civilian (Category I):…

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Honoring a fallen Thunderbolt

Posted  April 27, 2012
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Goodies for Thunderbolts

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Be smart when used car buying

Posted  April 27, 2012

There are many benefits to buying a used car, such as the lower initial purchase price and insurance costs. However, the lower initial purchase price should not be taken at face value. The true benefit of the lower purchase price will depend on the method used to pay for the vehicle; pay it in full…

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Chaplain thoughts April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

“And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift, we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”                                        …

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Air Force News April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Alaska Loud barks could be heard yards away as military and Transportation Security Administration dog handlers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson prepared their assigned K-9 for the weekly joint working dog training. Afghanistan During 2011, mobility Airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. The Air Force…

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People First April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 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. New housing…

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Statute restricts GMV use

Posted  April 27, 2012

For those of you with government motor vehicles in your units and yes, your unit purchased car or golf cart is considered a government motor vehicle, I have a question for you. Are you aware of what constitutes official use and misuse of these vehicles? The same statute that restricts the use of military air…

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No. 42 gets assist

Posted  April 27, 2012
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