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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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Salutes & Awards

MXG award winners named for quarter

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following individual or units are quarterly best-of-the-best award winners: Foreign object debris prevention program Individual: Senior Airman Jeremy McCalmon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Flightline: 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Backshop: 56th CMS FOD poster: Airman 1st Class Charles Gajda, 62nd AMU Quality assurance TAMS: 308th AMU Specialist: 62nd AMU Weapons: 308th AMU Support: 310th AMU…

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AETC announces awards

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following unit and individual received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire department: Luke Fire Department Civilian firefighter: Michael Barry

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Salutes & Awards

MDG announces quarterly awards

Posted  April 27, 2012

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Brian Shook, 56th Medical Operations Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Sara Bittiker, 56th MDOS Field grad officer: Maj. Brian Blanchard, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Civilian (Category I):…

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Honoring a fallen Thunderbolt

Posted  April 27, 2012
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Goodies for Thunderbolts

Posted  April 27, 2012
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U.S.

Be smart when used car buying

Posted  April 27, 2012

There are many benefits to buying a used car, such as the lower initial purchase price and insurance costs. However, the lower initial purchase price should not be taken at face value. The true benefit of the lower purchase price will depend on the method used to pay for the vehicle; pay it in full…

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Commentary

Chaplain thoughts April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

“And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift, we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”                                        …

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Air Force News April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Alaska Loud barks could be heard yards away as military and Transportation Security Administration dog handlers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson prepared their assigned K-9 for the weekly joint working dog training. Afghanistan During 2011, mobility Airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. The Air Force…

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People First April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 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. New housing…

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DoD

Statute restricts GMV use

Posted  April 27, 2012

For those of you with government motor vehicles in your units and yes, your unit purchased car or golf cart is considered a government motor vehicle, I have a question for you. Are you aware of what constitutes official use and misuse of these vehicles? The same statute that restricts the use of military air…

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