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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…

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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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Air Force News June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Maryland The Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked together to develop and field a modification to CFM International’s CFM56-2 (F108) engine, allowing them to restore exhaust gas temperature margins,…

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Street Beat June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 18 through 23:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving and two nonmoving violations.   Emergency responses May 18: Security forces responded to a report of suspicious activity possibly involving C-4 inside a vehicle at billeting. Patrols responded along with a K-9 unit,…

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People First June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 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.   Air…

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EFMP helps AF families with needs

Posted  June 1, 2012

There is no perfect family; they all have trials and hardships. In many cases the Air Force is prepared to assist. The Defense Department created the Exceptional Family Member Program to help families with...

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From recorder to rifle and back

Posted  June 1, 2012

About three and a half months ago my supervisor came to me to say I was going to be a 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentee. Augmentees are Airmen from different base units who serve 90 days at the SFS to help during deployment shortages. I worked four-days on, with three days off and a day…

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Chaplain thoughts June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

“And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood   Memorial Day was earlier this week. Now what? How many times did you hear Lee Greenwood’s song on the radio? How many times…

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Summer, packed with possibilities

Posted  June 1, 2012

S.T.E.P.S for success camp
Youth learn basic skills needed to land a job or career during the S.T.E.P.S for success teen camp 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 through 8. Free to youth center members.

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Fly Over: ‘The Dictator’

Posted  June 1, 2012

He’s back, fake beard and all. This time, Sacha Baron Cohen plays General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, supreme leader of the African, oil-rich, fictional country of Wadiya. As Aladeen, Cohen insults as many cultures, religions, countries and species as possible in 83 minutes. So, if you are easily offended, skip this one. However, for those of…

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Fly Over: ‘The Avengers’

Posted  June 1, 2012

If you’re like me, you have been anticipating the release of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” I can, without a doubt, tell you that I was not disappointed when I finally dragged my husband to the show with popcorn in hand.

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Health & Safety

Luke automated switchboard service

Posted  June 1, 2012

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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