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A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.

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Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its systems over the life cycle of the fighter jet. The program ALIS comes with the F-35 as a package…

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Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With resources dwindling and the earth’s population growing, it has never been more important to save…

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CES builds, maintains Luke’s ‘house’

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA William St. Bernard, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering equipment operator, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Zimmerman, 56th CES Structure, fixes and replaces concrete in sidewalk gutters Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The most high-tech gadget will malfunction or break down every now and then, but when it does break…

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Luke gets drenched

The water level creeps toward the 56th Fighter Wing headquarters building Monday on Luke Air Force Base. Flooding areas around Luke, nearly four inches of rain fell during the late monsoon season storm. It was joined by weather that originated in the Pacific Ocean from Hurricane Norbert.


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Price matching saves Luke Exchange shoppers thousands

Posted  September 5, 2014

Whether shopping in stores or online, Airmen, retirees and their families get the lowest price at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. In fact, Luke shoppers who price matched in 2013 at the Exchange saved $120,835. At brick-and-mortar locations, price differences of $10 or less are matched on the spot — no ad required. For…

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ALS students Get “med” schooled

Posted  September 5, 2014

Senior Airman Daniel Kim, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, and Senior Airman Sean Caudill, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic, balance on a BOSU ball Aug. 26 in physical therapy at Luke Air Force Base. The BOSU ball helps strengthen abdominal muscles. The 56th Medical Operations Squadron is the current sponsor…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  September 5, 2014

Military members cannot carry more than 75 days of leave into the new fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. Leave in excess of 75 days will be lost, unless the special leave accrual rules in Chapter 10 of AFI 36-3003 apply. Defense Finance and Accounting Service may automatically carry forward up to 60 days when…

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Fly Over: ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Posted  September 5, 2014

‘Kingdom Hearts’ “Kingdom Hearts” was released in 2002 for the Play Station 2 gaming console. The game introduces the main character, Sora, who travels from various worlds to unlock the keyholes of each and to stop the Heartless from leading the universe into darkness. Sora, along with his friends Riku and Kairi, dream of leaving…

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7th annual triathlon: T-Bolts swim, ride, run

Posted  September 5, 2014

Luke Air Force Base held its seventh annual fall triathlon with 59 participants competing for the win.

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Street Beat

Posted  September 5, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 25 to Sept. 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 22 moving and five nonmoving violations. Nonemergency responses Aug. 25: Security forces responded to a report of a gas leak caused by contractors striking a gas line in Bldg. 1118. The area was cordoned off and…

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Sports Shorts – September 5, 2014

Posted  September 5, 2014

Michael Thibodeaux, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron teammate, runs within a few feet of the goal line Aug. 22 at the Luke Air Force Base football field in their first match this season with 56th Component Maintenance Squadron. EMS routs CMS in flag football Story and photo by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The…

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Luke 1 holds first commander’s call

Posted  August 29, 2014

Courtesy Photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, begins his first commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base Monday. Pleus took command of the fighter wing June 20. Brig. Gen Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, held his first commander’s call Monday at the Luke Air Force Base theater. The day was divided…

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Balance, key to successful AF life

Posted  August 29, 2014

I believe proper balance is the key to a successful life in the Air Force. Over the years I’ve come to realize that it takes a concentrated effort to maintain balance between a professional life as an Air Force member and personal or family life. Both require constant learning, adjustments, development and attention. It’s easy…

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Avoid claustrophobic career

Posted  August 29, 2014

I have heard many times that education is the great equalizer. The Air Force takes in people of all races, cultures and backgrounds and unifies them under simple beliefs and values. The enlisted force structure serves as the common language for force development, and education plays a major role. We all know education creates opportunity,…

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