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Luke 1 holds first commander’s call

Courtesy Photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, begins his first commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base Monday. Pleus took command of the fighter wing June 20. Brig. Gen Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, held his first commander’s call Monday at the Luke Air Force Base theater. The day was divided…

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No one flies until flight med gives OK

James Hensley Airman 1st Class Shawn Martinez, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine technician, checks over the ambulance Aug. 19 with Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th AMDS medical technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Martinez ensures the vehicle is prepped and ready for emergency response on the flightline by checking the lights, ensuring the equipment…

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Motivated Airman dedicated to AF

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems technician, shows off her Muhammad Ali T-shirt, which to her represents an expression of determination and how a person with determination can overcome any obstacle. The absence of a father can be detrimental to a child, but in the military,…

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Luke F-35 mission scores 100th sortie

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter makes an approach to land Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The fighter jet was concluding the 100th F-35 sortie flown at Luke. Luke Air Force Base launched its 100th F-35A Lightning II sortie at approximately noon on Tuesday. “Flying the 100th F-35A sortie…

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Sponsoring Airmen makes big difference for them

A permanent change of station can be overwhelming for the Airman coming from technical training school or for the family who feels as though they have moved a thousand times, but having a sponsor can make all the difference when arriving at a new station.


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Providing a helping hand

Posted  May 18, 2012

Roughly 20 Airmen volunteered to help Cartwright Elementary School successfully host the Yee Haw Fun Run, which coordinator Lorain Marquez, 5th grade teacher, hopes will become an annual event.

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Street Beat May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic Related Incidents:  May 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1540. There were no injuries.   Emergency Responses: May 7: Security…

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Fly Over: Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty

Posted  May 18, 2012

Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty! While it looks more like a trendy Manhattan martini bar than a burger joint its offerings are definitely tailored toward burger blue bloods. The restaurant is located in Peoria in the Park West shopping center at the corner of 99th Ave. and Northern, directly across from…

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Fly Over: ‘Across the Universe’

Posted  May 18, 2012

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.” – John Lennon I’m rarely at a loss for words, rarely unable to detail my thoughts or express my views. Yet, this past weekend I found myself dumbfounded. I turned to my lady friend, disregarding the popcorn kernels wedged between my teeth and butter freshly splattered on my t-shirt…

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Military spouse stays strong through thick and thin

Posted  May 18, 2012

The Air Force recognizes May 11 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, but despite all the challenges, one local spouse understands how much she appreciates not just being thanked but also for what her family has done for her. Kristy Mancuso, wife of Staff Sgt. Ramon Mancuso, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, said she was introduced to…

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Family Advocacy Celebrates Month of the Military Spouse

Posted  May 18, 2012

This month we honor the extraordinary contributions of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. We all are proud of the 2.4 million Americans in the active-duty, guard and reserve forces who have chosen to take the oath to defend our Constitution.

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Scanning the sky

Posted  May 18, 2012

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Kaphenght and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared Clark, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, monitor the aircraft traffic from inside the Radar Approach Control facility at Luke Air Force Base April 24. The RAPCON facility controls all of the aircraft, both civilian and military, that…

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News Briefs May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 2012

Fallen Airman Memorial today A memorial ceremony for Senior Airman Kenneth M. Lee Jr. is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the chapel, building 799. The ceremony is open to the base community. Lee was a munitions maintenance crew member with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. He joined the Air…

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Scanning for errors

Posted  May 18, 2012

Staff Sgt. Evelyn Baxter, 56th Medical Support Squadron ultrasound technician, performs a thyroid scan on Airman 1st Class Quenterous Harris, 56th MDSS diagnostic imaging apprentice, during an appointment at the medical center here Apr. 23. The lab at Luke provides a wide range of services such as x-rays, ultrasounds, mammography…

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IFTU graduates 1,000th student

Posted  May 11, 2012

Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost Staff Sgt. Nicholas Mansour, 56th Operations Group intelligence instructor, provides feedback to 1st Lt. Kevin Lukowiak, Tech. Sgt. Mark Miller and Senior Airman Ariana Evans, F-16 Intelligence Formal Training Course students, on their...

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