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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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Did you know? Access cards available at NOSC …

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Did you know you can get your Common Access Card identification replaced at the Navy Operations Support Center on Luke Air Force Base? Petty Ofc. 1st Class Abigail Dumbaugh, NOSC Phoenix operations superintendent, takes a customer’s CAC ID card for renewal.

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944th ASTS Airmen saves child

Posted  July 17, 2015

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tech. Sgt. Jude Joseph, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician and eight-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, poses in front of the 944th ASTS building July 8. Joseph was the first officer to respond to a scene where two children were found at the bottom of a swimming pool July 2….

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Air Force News – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Germany Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and Army counterparts joined with service members from nine allied countries to participate in International Jump Week July 6 through 10 at Ramstein Air Base. Multiple nations increased interoperability and strengthened relationships. Honduras The 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron drilled a water well in Trujillo, one of…

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People First – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders recently gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War…

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This week in history

Posted  July 17, 2015

1945: Gadget detonated, history made Courtesy photo Hopeful observers stood in the dark 70 years ago at a calculated safe distance of 10,000 yards from Trinity. About a half an hour before dawn, at 5:30 a.m. July 16, 1945, a plutonium device named Gadget detonated over a stretch of New Mexican desert known for centuries…

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POP Quiz

Posted  July 17, 2015

1. Luke Air Force Base is the largest ____ in the U.S Air Force. A. Fighter wing B. Operations wing C. Bomb wing 2. ____ is the commander at Luke AFB. A. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus B. Gen. Robin Rand C. Maj. Gen. Leonard Patrick 3. The next Luke AFB air show is in March…

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Leadership course opens to all ranks

Posted  July 17, 2015

In today’s Air Force, Airmen are constantly learning new ways to improve their military bearing. From speaking engagements to Toastmasters, the Air Force provides programs for Airmen to get out of their comfort zones and be active.

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Receiving, passing baton wins relay of life

Posted  July 17, 2015

It’s funny, but as you grow older you occasionally find yourself reflecting on the life you’ve led. Through that reflection, you develop a deeper appreciation of the many people who over the years have “passed the baton” on to you. They influenced you, invested in you, encouraged you and most importantly believed in you. I’ve…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  July 17, 2015

On the brink of disaster I found myself this past week with an unusual load of people going though “life storms.” Dealing with those situations I’m reminded of two things: first, we need to take time to be thankful for all the blessings of life — big and little. Second, sometimes when dealing with heavy…

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Fly Over: ‘Four Rooms’ and ‘Spy’

Posted  July 17, 2015

‘Four Rooms’ “Four Rooms” is an anthology film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino with each director filming one segment of the movie. “Four Rooms” begins with Sam (Marc Lawrence), the previous bellhop of the Hotel Mon Signor, instructing his replacement, Ted (Tim Roth), about being a bellhop and the…

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