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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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Supreme allied commander comes home

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12 to speak with Airmen, receive updates on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program and attend a B-Course pilot graduation ceremony.

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Lakefront property …

A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.

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Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its systems over the life cycle of the fighter jet. The program ALIS comes with the F-35 as a package…

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Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With resources dwindling and the earth’s population growing, it has never been more important to save…


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Health & Safety

Dental benefits for use of natural sweetener

Posted  May 4, 2012

We have all been through them – those annual dental check-ups. While waiting for your name to be called you try to do a brief recollection of your oral hygiene routine. It may go a little something like this: brushed teeth, check; flossed this morning, check. But did you know that oral hygiene is not…

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Chaplain thoughts May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

“I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship.” ~ Peter Marshall  Peter Marshall was chaplain to the U.S. Senate shortly after the end of World War II. Unfortunately, not a lot seems to…

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Events

Fun, fitness in store for Thunderbolts

Posted  May 4, 2012

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is bringing giveaways and specials to the 2012 Family Fun and Fitness Festival 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday. Authorized shoppers can join in the fun by visiting the commissary parking lot and entering to win exercise equipment, bikes, fishing combos, golf accessories and more. In addition…

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To the point

Posted  May 4, 2012
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Sports

Luke, DM champions face-off

Posted  May 4, 2012

After a long fought battle Davis-Monthan Air Force Base defeated Luke AFB 34-31 in an intramural basketball game Friday at the Luke AFB gym that decided which base had the better team. The 308th Aircraft...

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Sports

Sports Shorts May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Warrior PT challenge The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is holding a Warrior PT Challenge 6 a.m. to noon today at the ability to survive and operate center. Four-member teams will compete for a $10 entry fee. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-2291.    Summer, fall leagues forming Adult…

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Events

310th FS hosts Cactus Starfighter X

Posted  April 27, 2012

The 310th Fighter Squadron is hosting the Cactus Starfighter 12-1 close air support exercise Monday through May 4 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Along with Air Force there will be service members from the Army and Marines participating as well. “Two of the units participating are from Camp Murray, Wash., with air support operations…

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NCO squanders six-figure nest egg

Posted  April 27, 2012

It sounds almost unbelievable, and I hope the headline grabs your attention, but unfortunately it is true. I, and many of my fellow squadron commanders, have had the responsibility of informing NCOs that not only would they be out of work, but they have also lost the opportunity to collect a $2000-plus per month retirement…

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Local

Weather foreteller

Posted  April 27, 2012
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Salutes & Awards

Controller receives aircraft save award

Posted  April 27, 2012

It was 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2011, and four jets were preparing to land at Luke Air Force Base, when the first jet experienced mechanical problems and abruptly stopped in the middle of the runway. The split-second...

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