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GRACE LEE Salutes & Awards

Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Events

Load crews face off in test of best

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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MARCY COPELAND World

Every scarf tells a story

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…


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Chaplain’s thoughts … February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

Last Friday, I had the privilege of being a part of the memorial service for someone who was lost in a tragic accident. It was during that service I was reminded of the need to not only live well, but to do my best in all that I choose to do. The quote went like…

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MARCY COPELAND
World

Every scarf tells a story

Posted  February 4, 2016

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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Air Force

Delight valentine with flowers from Exchange Service

Posted  February 4, 2016

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day on Luke Air Force Base, where shoppers can pick up fresh flowers, including roses, beginning Feb. 11 at the Luke Exchange. A wide variety of arrangements will be available, ranging from single roses to dozen-rose bouquets. “The Exchange loves to make any gift-giving occasion simple and easy…

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Events

Load crew competition

Posted  February 4, 2016

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Senior Airman Theresa Nowak, 314th AMU load crew member from Holloman AFB, New Mexico, secures a weapon to the underside of her team’s F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Nadiya Frick, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, secures a weapon during the competition….

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Sports

Sports Shorts February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

Valentine’s Day 5k The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a Valentine’s Day 5k fun run at 7 a.m. Feb. 12 at the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters, Bldg. 988. There will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Horseback riding Outdoor recreation is offering…

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