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Unaccompanied housing to be upgraded

Funds have arrived from Air Education and Training Command for unaccompanied housing to use to take care of Airmen in the dorms, from reconstruction of dorms to fixing a door knob.

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Speed mentoring hustles info to Airmen

The room was filled with the sound of success as more than 30 NCOs and senior NCOs set the tone for a speed mentoring event Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Nothing stops an Air Force mom

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it’s designed to raise awareness about disability employment issues and the contributions made by employees with disabilities.

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Operation Enduring Training: EOD Airmen get full agenda

Braving the elements and other tough situations can either make or break a warrior.

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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.


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Sports Shorts June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 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 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470….

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Defenders remember fallen brothers

Posted  May 24, 2012

An annual security forces retreat ceremony occurred May 17 at the Luke Air Force Base flag pole, in memory of  the 18 Airmen who lost their lives May 15, 1975. Many may not know or fully understand the history of the Mayaguez incident and why even 37 years later it still lingers within the thoughts…

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Thank you, Thunderbolts

Posted  May 24, 2012

Greetings Team Luke! Wow, what can I say, time flies when you’re having fun … this has been a superb ride. Unfortunately for me, I am at the end of a phenomenal tour having to leave a magnificent community. As we depart, I just want to say “thanks” to all for your acceptance, support, teamwork…

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Honoring a fallen Thunderbolt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Harden, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight chief, speaks during the memorial service of Senior Airman Kenneth Lee, Jr. at the base chapel May 18. Lee was a munitions system specialist assigned to the 56th EMS.

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Luke hosts POW symposium

Posted  May 24, 2012

Hundreds gathered at the base theater to hear the stories of seven prisoners of war May 18 at Luke Air Force Base. During the Vietnam War, these pilots spent anywhere from 55 to 2,734 days as a POW between September 1965 and March 1973. Air Force Col. Phillip Smith was held the longest. He flew…

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Road Closure Advisory The Maricopa County Department of Transportation contractor will temporarily close Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road beginning at 3 a.m Tuesday to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield Road and Dysart Road will remain open. Glendale Avenue or Olive Avenue may be used as an alternate…

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Thunderbolt of the Week May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Airman First Class Trevor Williams 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Apprentice Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va. Years in service: One Family: Mother and father Education: Enrolled at Tidewater Community College. Inspirations: My parents, because they both…

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Lessons on police duty

Posted  May 24, 2012

Officer Kelly Schemers, Phoenix Police Department, speaks with children during the stranger danger assembly at the child development center here May 14. Schemers taught the children how to react if a stranger tries to communicate with them.

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Justice Report May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in April Courts-Martial A Senior Airman was found guilty of two specifications of Article 92, violation of General Regulation for use and possession of Spice. The member received a sentence of confinement for 60 days, reduction in grade…

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Lessons in leadership

Posted  May 24, 2012

As leaders we are often faced with the dilemma of how to get the most out of our folks. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are a few basic human motivations that we all need satisfied. Among those are esteem and self-actualization. Since everyone is different, so is each of our triggers for motivation….

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