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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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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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56th RMO: Tip of spear on BMGR, aux field

Every day Air Force pilots use the Barry M. Goldwater Range and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to train the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots, A-10 Warthog pilots and combat aircrew.

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.


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Context matters, sets stage for clarifying meaning

Posted  October 10, 2014

The old adage is true — having children will change your entire life in ways you never imagined possible. Last year, my husband and I had our first child and overnight became two completely different people with a different set of priorities. My perspective on life, my career and my leadership style changed in a…

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What does it mean to be a leader?

Posted  October 10, 2014

Leader — One who rules or guides or inspires others. ~Webster’s Dictionary I agree partly with this definition that a leader guides and inspires, but I don’t believe a person needs to rule their personnel to lead. Additionally, I know a leader is much more. People in leadership positions must be confident in themselves and…

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New Knowledge Management Cell helps save Airmen time, money

Posted  October 10, 2014

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Brian Gosha, 56th Communications Squadron SharePoint owner, briefs Airmen Sept. 30 on what they will learn in the Knowledge Management Cell at Luke Air Force Base. The training educated Luke Airmen on the information technology available to them. In today’s Air Force computers and the programs available on them are essential…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Haunted house The 56th Mission Support Group is featuring Operation: Haunted Block House 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Bldg. 1150 for the Luke community. A costume contest is 7:30 p.m. Trick or treating and carnival booths are on the first and second floors and the haunted hallway is on the third floor. Volunteers…

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Luke announces Nurse Transition Program graduates

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Nurse Transition Program is a nine-week course designed to transition a novice Air Force nurse into the roles of an independent Air Force practitioner and officer by providing a strong foundation of skills, clinical experiences, and professional nursing activities. Scottsdale Healthcare is one of just four Center of Excellence NTP sites training more than…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted  October 10, 2014

This week’s Thunderbolt of the Week goes to an end-of-year team made up of members from multiple squadrons at Luke Air Force Base. Together they awarded more than $50 million enabling 110 mission critical and essential requirements for Luke, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and Gila Bend. FROM LEFT: First row, Capt. James Vicchairelli, 56th Fighter…

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CFC on way to reach goals

Posted  October 10, 2014

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign is well underway. This year’s theme is “Serving our Country. Supporting our Community.” The goal for Maricopa County is $1.25 million – a little more than the $1.1 million raised in 2013. The 56th Fighter Wing has three goals to meet. First, to raise $186,000, second, achieve a 25-percent participation…

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Health & Safety

Safety fitness …

Posted  October 10, 2014

Zell Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center supervisory maintenance technician, performs safety checks throughout the fitness center at Luke Air Force Base. The fitness center was named in honor of Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., who was killed in action April 27, 2011, while serving in Afghanistan.

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vESD new way to fix e-issues

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force cyber support is changing. No longer will users call the Enterprise Service Desk and wait for a technician to solve their issue. Starting early November, Air Education and Training Command base computers will have a Virtual Enterprise Service Desk application installed which can be used to fix users’ and Information Assurance Officers’ electronic…

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Red Cross trains, supports Airmen

Posted  October 10, 2014

Most military and family members know the Red Cross organizes blood drives and notifies members of family emergencies, but what they may not know is that they do much more to serve Luke Air Force Base Airmen. One way the Red Cross assists Airmen and their families is by giving them the opportunity to enhance…

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