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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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Events

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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Health & Safety

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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The enlisted perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted  May 11, 2012

A week ago, I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take this opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance could prove…

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Exchange pilots make difficult, exciting transition to fly with U.S. Air Force

Posted  May 11, 2012

Macario Mora Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, presents his son, 2nd Lt. John Harris, his commissioning certificate during Arizona State University’s commissioning ceremony May 3.

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News Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

309th FS change of command Lt. Col. Daniel Lasica, 309th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher, 56th Operations Support Squadron director of operations, at 8 a.m. May 24 in Hangar 913.   Troops to Teachers seminar A Troops to Teachers seminar is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Airman…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the week May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Staff Sergeant Curtis J. Moses 372nd Training Squadron/Det. 12 Military Training Leader Hometown: Detroit, Mich. Years in service: 10 Family: Wife, Kelly; Children, Jordan and Quinn Education: Pursuing a degree at the Community College of the Air Force in Aircraft Maintenance Inspirations: Father-in-law…

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Salutes & Awards

Quarterly award winners

Posted  May 11, 2012

Airman of the Quarter Airman 1st Class Katherine Vaughn, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   NCO of the Quarter  Tech. Sgt. Nathanial Kellogg, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron   Senior NCO of the Quarter  Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron   Company Grade Officer of the Quarter  Capt. Todd Zielinski, 56th Training Squadron  …

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425th Fighter Squadron Change of Command

Posted  May 11, 2012

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank as Cruikshank assumes command of the 425th Fighter Squadron April 27 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

National Women’s Health Week around corner

Posted  May 11, 2012

The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off Mother’s Day, Sunday, and runs through May 19. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time,” acknowledging that most women are busy taking care of everyone else leaving little time for their own physical and mental health. Therefore, the focus of the National Women’s Health…

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