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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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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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‘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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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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