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Grace Lee Salutes & Awards

Pilot saves six Marines earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, pins the Air Force Combat Action Medal onto Capt. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron weapons officer, Jan. 16 in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Cavazos was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his…

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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…

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Civilian answers AF call, gets dream job

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Kristina Inocencio, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer technician, measures the distance from the tree to the building Jan. 15 during survey training at Luke Air Force Base. One of Inocencio’s career field tasks is to map out the entire base and update the maps. There are many reasons why people join…

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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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Nellis aggressors bring ‘fight’ to Luke

Posted  January 16, 2015

You want results? Then train like it.

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Fly Over: ‘PCU’ and ‘Home Alone′

Posted  January 16, 2015

On DVD: ‘PCU’ PCU is about a band of college misfits who are known as The Pit. The movie stars Jeremy Piven (James “Droz” Andrews), Jon Favreau (Gutter), David Spade (Rand McPherson), Jessica Walters (Ms. Garcia Thompson), Megan Ward (Katy), and Chris Young (Tom Lawrence). Rich, preppy Tom Lawrence (Young) travels to the Port Chester…

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MLK: Reflections of the man

Posted  January 16, 2015

Kassandra Mia Rodriguez, 10, speaks to the audience during the MLK luncheon. Rodriguez was the 5th Grade winner of the poetry contest held at Luke Elementary School in honor of MLK Day. Posters were created in the kindergarten class featuring the MLK Day theme as well as other classes honored the day through other projects….

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Street Beat

Posted  January 16, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses…

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Sports Shorts – January 16, 2014

Posted  January 16, 2015

Super seniors stay strong at Luke Photos by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Louie Fontes, Michael Brown and Steve Ferrell play a game of racquetball at the fitness center. All three, along with six others, meet several times a week to exercise at the gym and build camaraderie.   Retired Col. Kevin Kenkel stretches before…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  January 9, 2015

Guided missiles and misguided men As I get older I find myself asking the question, “What happened to our moral standards?” Watching the news and personal observations of how people respond situationally continue to raise concern in my mind about the moral climate of our nation. I guess every generation has struggled with this dilemma,…

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2014 – The Year in Review

Posted  January 9, 2015

Courtesy photo Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer addresses an audience of approximately 500 community leaders, elected officials, representatives from partner nation air forces and Luke Airmen during an unveiling ceremony March 14 at Luke Air Force Base for the 56th Fighter Wing’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Brewer was joined on stage by Undersecretary…

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My personal leadership philosophy

Posted  December 19, 2014

My personal leadership philosophy can be summed up in just a few words — people first, mission always. Some may mistake the phrase “people first, mission always” as a dictum to coddle unit personnel through adversity, but actually, my focus is on preparing them to overcome adversity. The mission will always press on, but without…

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Work, family balance success marker

Posted  December 19, 2014

“Being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” — Zig Ziglar In our careers, we frequently hear about the importance of having balance in our life and job. Some common…

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Luke plays role in saving species

Posted  December 19, 2014

Staff Sgt.TIMOTHY BOYER A team of wildlife specialists prepare a Sonoran pronghorn for release into the wild at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Ajo. Sixty-nine pronghorn were captured this year. Of those, more than 30 were released into the wild. When thinking about the many missions of the Air Force one might think…

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