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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…

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Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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People First – August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

Undergrad flying training applications due in Nov. The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25 through 28, 2016, to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active-duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in…

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This week in history

Posted  August 21, 2015

1955: 56th FG reactivates Sixty years ago, the 56th Fighter Group reactivated as the 56th FG (Air Defense). Three years earlier, it had inactivated at Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan. The 4706th Air Defense Wing activated at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Upon activation, the 4706th ADW assumed control of the 56th Fighter-Interceptor Group’s…

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Briefings prepare service members for 21st century job market

Posted  August 21, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Luke Air Force Base as part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program. The goal of TAP is to provide transitioning service members with individually tailored training programs and services to successfully pursue their post-military goals. Service members participating in…

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EMS glue in MX package

Posted  August 21, 2015

Senior Airman Shanon Lair, 56th EMS low observable journeyman, preps an F-35A Lightning II panel for painting.   Senior Airman Steven Attard, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crew chief, changes a safety wire and clamp in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The safety line and clamp were changed to prevent them from…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 21, 2015

Many people have heard of Notre Dame University mainly because of their football fame. One of the most famous people associated with Notre Dame was Rev. Theodore Hesburgh who was president there for 35 years. In his prayers he often asked God, “To those who have hunger, give bread; to us who have bread, give…

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Fly Over: ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Posted  August 21, 2015

‘Fantastic Four’ Why one star you might ask? To be honest I should give it half a star for wasting my time, but that’d be a little harsh since the movie wasn’t down-right awful. I was going to write a review about how amazing “Dragonball Z Revival F” was but then I saw this movie…

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Airmen ride rails

Posted  August 21, 2015

Being stationed at Luke Air Force Base means having the opportunity to see and explore many great places in the surrounding area. If you don’t mind driving a short distance, you’ll find that even more adventures await you.

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Justice Report

Posted  August 21, 2015

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for stealing a Blue Ray DVD player from the dorm common area. The individual received a suspended reduction to airman, suspended forfeiture of…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 21, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 10 through 16 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 14: Security forces responded to a report of a major two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1130 parking lot. There were no injuries. Emergency responses Aug. 13: Security…

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Sports Shorts – August 21, 2014

Posted  August 21, 2015

AAFES handily routs ACS 69-41 Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Koraye Williams, Army, Air Force Exchange Services team, drives to the basket during an intramural basketball playoff game against the 607th Air Control Squadron Aug. 10 at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated ACS 69-41. The Army…

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