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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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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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Tops in Blue

Posted  June 8, 2012

1st Lt. Kandis Rich, center, Tops in Blue vocalist and operations officer, sings during the Tops in Blue performance June 5 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Rich is an acquisition officer with the 705th Combat Training Squadron in Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

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Street Beat June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 31.   Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents: May 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1137. There were no injuries. May 29: Security forces responded to…

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Fly Over: ‘Total Money Makeover’

Posted  June 8, 2012

As an airman 1st class who hasn’t hit her two-year mark yet, I think it’s safe to say I can take all the financial advice I can get. I’ll admit that, but I find it difficult, okay, annoying, to listen to advice from my parents or friends. What do they know, right? Well, after running…

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Fly Over: ‘Blue Valentine’

Posted  June 8, 2012

If you’re a newlywed in the throes of a blissfully romantic honeymoon phase, optimistic about finding your soul mate amongst the billions populating planet Earth, in the process of courting a potential significant other or simply a romantic at heart who still clings to the notion that finding ever-lasting love is somehow more likely than…

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Off we go…

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, holds up a sign in support of the 56th MXG before the departure of her familiarization flight May 30 at Luke Air Force Base.     Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo before Liddick’s familiarization…

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Going green

Posted  June 8, 2012

Kumchu Leno, 56th Force Support Squadron short order cook, chops lettuce at Club Five Six. The club offers a variety of meals daily for lunch, from hamburgers to chicken strips, a salad bar and buffet.

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Sports

Luke falls short in championship game

Posted  June 8, 2012

Luke Air Force Base soccer team players attempt to deflect the ball and prevent the West Side United soccer team from scoring Sunday during the city of Peoria Soccer League Championship at Rio Vista Park.

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Sports Shorts June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tom Kuyper B-ball camp Youth, ages 8 to 14, learn fundamental basketball skills from Coach Tom Kuyper during the camp 1 to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 at the youth center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470. Summer bowling Bowl one free…

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310th FS deploys to Tyndall

Posted  June 1, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Duda, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron air crew egress journeyman, ensures the universal water activated release system is serviceable after a parachute change May 21 at...

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425th FS participates in Maple Flag

Posted  June 1, 2012

Thunderbolts from the 425th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to depart for Canada June 9 to join the anticipated 4,500 military personnel attending Maple Flag 45 at Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta. “We regularly participate in Maple Flag and other similar exercises in keeping with our squadron’s mission of providing high-end training for our aircrew,” said…

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