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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.

Senior Airman Grace Lee Air Force

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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MARCY COPELAND Air Force

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…

5-Heart Health & Safety

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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DFAC provides programs for Thunderbolts

Posted  June 22, 2012

If an Airman living in the dorms or a deployed Airman’s family member is hungry and doesn’t feel like cooking, the Luke Air Force Base Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility may be able to help.

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Chaplain thoughts June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie   TEAM — Together Everyone Achieves More. As leaders we are called to build cohesive teams that are working together for a common goal. As leaders, we lead with a vision and capitalize on the God-given gifts of our team members…

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Dine and swim

Posted  June 22, 2012

Tech. Sgt. Shawn Sather, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic, plays with his son, Liam, June 14 in the pool at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, while participating in the deployed spouse’s dinner. The event was designed to bring together families of deployed service members or recently deployed for dinner, swimming and games for…

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Street Beat June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 8 through 14:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near Bldg. 1223. There were no injuries. June 11: Security forces responded to…

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Sandy situation

Posted  June 22, 2012

William Kent, 12, practices a bunker shot June 14 during the Junior Golf Clinic held at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The Junior Golf Clinic is a four-day clinic for youth, ages 7 to 17, that covers the basic fundamentals, rules and etiquette of golfing.

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Ballerinas

Posted  June 22, 2012

Hannah Leibert, 4, Hailey Godsey, 5, and Makayla Doyle, 4, practice ballet during a dance class at Luke Air Force Base. The youth center offers hip hop and tap dance classes for youth center members.

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SFS defeats CMS 13-6

Posted  June 22, 2012

Christopher White, 56th Security Forces Squadron, makes the catch, but Marty Wygant, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, crosses first base and is safe during the intramural softball game June 12 at the Luke Air Force Base Fitness Center softball field.

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Sports Shorts June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

UFC Fight Night Doors open for the UFC Fight Night at 5:30 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. Saturday at Club Five Six live on pay-per-view. Admission is free. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.   Swim meet Sign up for the Luke Air Force Base summer swim…

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Salutes & Awards

Journey to Purple Heart spans decades

Posted  June 15, 2012

There is an old saying, “It’s better late than never.” After 67 years, World War II veteran Army Staff Sgt. Carlyle Gardner, who served almost three years in the war, was presented a Purple Heart and POW medal by...

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ACC TRSS, Det. 9 moves to Luke

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron, Detachment 9 supports the initial training for units such as the 607th Air Control Squadron. In total, Det. 9 supports 17 ACS units across the Air Force. The primary mission of Det. 9 is to develop, maintain and support the courseware and syllabi for the 607th ACS training….

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