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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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LRS on mission

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman Tristian Reed, 56th LRS Vehicle Maintenance customer service journeyman, checks the tread condition on a multistep truck tire and for foreign debris.   Staff Sgt. Daniel Zickefoose, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Lab technician, collects fuel samples July 7 from each of the storage tanks for quality testing at Luke Air Force Base….

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Justice Report

Posted  July 17, 2015

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in June. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A master sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana. The member received a reduction to technical sergeant, forfeiture of $1,813 pay per month for two months and a reprimand. • A…

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Street Beat

Posted  July 17, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base July 6 through 12: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents July 6: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a fixed object at…

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Sports Shorts – July 17, 2014

Posted  July 17, 2015

MDG dominates OSS 45-7 in bball Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Joshua Wheeler, 56th Medical Group teammate, drives to the basket during an intramural basketball game against 56th Operations Support Squadron July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. MDG defeated OSS 45-7. The 56th Medical Group basketball…

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Luke, APS solar array live

Posted  July 10, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Luke Air Force Base and Arizona Public Service partnered to install a solar array that will produce approximately enough energy to power 2,500 homes. Luke Air Force Base and Arizona Public Service partnered to install a solar array that will produce approximately enough energy to power 2,500 homes, benefiting the environment…

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Leadership by walking around

Posted  July 10, 2015

“…to learn and not to do is not to learn. To know and not to do is not to know.” ~ Stephen Covey “The Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons to Personal Change” Stephen Covey is speaking of action-action that can be a part of a leadership style known as “Leadership by Walking Around.”…

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The gift of leadership

Posted  July 10, 2015

Step back for a moment, and consider that you were given something that would make a difference to society. It’s a valuable possession that has the ability to set the tempo of work centers, units, communities and any environment encountered. The fact of the matter is all of us have the treasured gift of being…

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White hot!

Posted  July 10, 2015

An F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fires in a hush house at Luke Air Force Base. Jet engines get tested in the hush house after undergoing heavy maintenance. These tests run jet engines through various speeds to ensure they are ready for reintegration back into the fleet.

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Do legal paperwork: Reduce deployment prep stress

Posted  July 10, 2015

Preparing for deployment can be an overwhelming endeavor. Service members have to juggle various administrative checklists, trainings and official documentation, while continuing to perform daily duties. In the whirlwind of deployment preparation, it becomes easy to push personal affairs to the backburner. However, attorneys and staff at the 56th FW Legal Office can assist you…

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News Briefs July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

56th FSS change of command Lt. Col. Todd Ladd will relinquish command of the 56th Force Support Squadron to Maj. Tonya Mack in a ceremony at 8 a.m. July 17 in Hangar 999. 56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in…

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