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Luke ‘deploys’ youngest Airmen

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Gabriel Gutierrez, age 5, son of Staff Sgt. Arlene Gutierrez, 56th Security Forces Squadron, gives high fives as he goes through the welcome home line during Operation KIDS Saturday at Luke Air Forces Base. Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Service Organization and members of the community greeted the children when they returned…

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CES inspects base infrastructure

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Staff Sgt. Steven Stein, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical subject matter expert, points out a damaged water heater Oct. 24 to Senior Airman Sandham Challis, 56th CES structural subject matter expert, in Bldg. 700 during a building inspection at Luke Air Force Base. The heater is more than 20 years old…

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Airman changes lanes in life

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Kelton Rall Those who have had a hard life often say it is hard to overcome the past. “It’s almost like climbing out of a dark hole – one mistake and you fall deeper into the abyss,” said Airman 1st Class Kelton Rall, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron intrapersonal protective equipment…

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Present arms!

Daniel “Nanoo” Mayer, pilot for a day, salutes in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 24 at the 310th Fighter Squadron. The pilot for a day program focuses on children who have serious or chronic conditions and invites them to be a part of a flying squadron for a day. Mayer was diagnosed with…

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New Luke unit to stand up in Oregon

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle flies over the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. In an effort to meet Air Force demands for F-15C Eagle pilots, a new Luke Air Force Base detachment will stand up at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. The 56th Operations Group Detachment…


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Luke families sleep under stars

Posted  October 24, 2014

Children jump in a bouncy castle at the Luke Air Force Base Family Campout Oct. 17. Campers also enjoyed pizza for dinner and roasted marshmallows for s’mores over open fire pits. More than 200 people, made up of 49 families, showed up to the overnight camping event. A breakfast of fruit, muffins, donuts, bagels, oatmeal,…

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Sports Shorts – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

MDG spikes LRS in volleyball Kalib Seeley, 56th Medical Group, spikes the ball in a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Oct. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. MDG went on to win two out of three games to take the match.   Story and photo by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Posted  October 17, 2014

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.

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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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‘Guts’ required to enforce standards

Posted  October 17, 2014

A few years ago, a fellow senior NCO requested I talk to her subordinate about her appearance, specifically pertaining to her hair. Naturally, I asked about what the issue was and why she couldn’t have a discussion with her own subordinate. The senior NCO replied that the subordinate was African American and she wore her…

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Posted  October 17, 2014

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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News Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Keep good mental health Calling all Airmen! Sleep disturbances such as insomnia and nightmares can affect people personally and professionally. Reaching out to a medical provider is a step in the right direction to good health. Courtesy of the 56th Medical Group Haunted house The 56th Mission Support Group is featuring Operation: Haunted Block House…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted  October 17, 2014

Jessica Behrens 56th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacist Hometown: Seneca, Missouri Years in service: Three Family: Husband, Chris; daughter, Katelyn, 2; son, Levi, 5 months Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas and doctor of pharmacy from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Previous assignments: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida; Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Springfield-Beckley National Guard,…

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Honor Guardsmen recognized for year of service

Posted  October 17, 2014

Luke Air Force Base Honor Guardsmen stand at attention as they are called to the front of the room Oct. 8 in Club Five Six. The Airmen were recognized and awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for their one-year commitment to the Luke Honor Guard. It’s 105 degrees Fahrenheit, and each Honor Guardsman has on…

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56th RMO: Tip of spear on BMGR, aux field

Posted  October 17, 2014

Every day Air Force pilots use the Barry M. Goldwater Range and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to train the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots, A-10 Warthog pilots and combat aircrew.

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