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Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resides, is being renovated and will include a name change to Community Commons. “The building is getting a total overhaul from…

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Roberson takes command of AETC

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has more than 5,000 flight hours including 865 combat hours. Roberson will oversee the operation of 10 major installations in five states….

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Salutes and Awards

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company grade officer: Capt. Elizabeth McCourt Field grade officer: Maj. David Barnes Civilian (Category I): Yvonne Godwin Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak Civilian (Category…

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A historian with his own history

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.


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Sports Shorts – July 24, 2014

Posted  July 24, 2015

Loggies dominate court, ACS 48-39 Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Justin Kitchen, 607th Air Control Squadron team member, shoots the ball during a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. The last intramural basketball game before the playoffs begin will be Aug. 3….

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This week in history

Posted  July 23, 2015

1965: Project Skoshi Tiger The 4503rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Provisional F-5 Evaluation Squadron No. 1) activated 50 years ago to conduct the operational testing of the F-5A, known as Project Skoshi Tiger. In the late 1950s, most countries lacked the money for enough frontline jet fighters to defend themselves. Therefore, they often bought older, cheaper,…

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First time at Holloman

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman Leah Ferrante The 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony was Tuesday at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits on the Holloman flightline in the F-35 Lightning II he flew out for the ceremony. This is the first time the aircraft has been at Holloman.

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Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Posted  July 17, 2015

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first day of the Department of Defense Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The five-day training…

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Apply 6S for leadership success

Posted  July 17, 2015

Over the last 20 years of my Air Force career, there seems to have always been a common theme regarding our resources: reductions, reductions and more reductions. Some of the cutbacks to our resources have included less money in our annual budgets, fewer aircraft added to our inventory and fewer personnel added to our overall…

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Legacy shaped by today’s actions

Posted  July 17, 2015

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor, a predecessor or from the past.” What will your legacy be? Most people do not think about their legacy until it is too late or never at all. They think about their good deeds, their regrets and what difference they made in…

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Move up in world with education

Posted  July 17, 2015

Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a perspective on different issues,” said…

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in a ceremony at 7:56 a.m. July 24 in Hangar 999. To RSVP, call Master Sgt. Meshawn Guevara at 623-856-7579. Feds Feed Families The 7th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive is now under…

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Salutes & Awards

Posted  July 17, 2015

AF announces master sergeant selects Thursday The following technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant: 56th Fighter Wing Michael Jackson, Ruben Ligon, Kirsten Sigerson and Steven Worden 56th Operations Support Squadron Terrance Lundie, Alfred Minnick, Timothy Navarre, Matthew Speaks and Christopher Stanley 607th Air Control Squadron Sean Arce, Johnny Arias, Benjamin Koren…

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Fit force ups fighting game

Posted  July 17, 2015

Whether once or twice a year, all officers and enlisted Airmen must participate in the Air Force’s fitness assessment. The purpose of the Air Force Fitness Program is to emphasize total fitness of today’s Airmen. By participating in a year-round physical program that includes eating healthy, aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, Airmen are prepared…

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