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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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Continuous self-development means improvement

Posted  June 12, 2015

I am writing about something that might inspire Airmen to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. I want Airmen to participate in continuous self-development. Why is this important? Aside from making yourself competitive for the next rank or employment outside the military, it is important for personal growth and happiness. I am sure many people…

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Soaring into the sunset …

Posted  June 12, 2015

Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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Household loss claims must be filed timely

Posted  June 12, 2015

You just arrived in beautiful, sunny Arizona (or your next duty station). As you begin unpacking, you discover a box of broken items. Oh, what to do? Under the contract the Defense Department has with the carrier industry, you can get full replacement value for your damaged goods. Note that FRV does not mean you…

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

308th FS inactivation The 308th Fighter Squadron’s Emerald Knights will inactivate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. June 25 in Hangar 999. The squadron’s aircraft will move next week to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and become the 314th Fighter Squadron. 61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of…

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Salutes & Awards

AF announces TSgt selects

Posted  June 12, 2015

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe…

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Comm squadron changes command

Posted  June 12, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Col. Carol Miller, 56th Mission Support Group deputy commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Maj. Lewis Sorvillo June 5 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted  June 12, 2015

For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the process that begins with a notification…

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Don’t get hooked by phishers

Posted  June 12, 2015

Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and personal information at…

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EES/WAPS briefing personnel to visit Luke AFB June 16

Posted  June 12, 2015

Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center will visit Luke Air Force Base June 16 to share information about Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes. During the briefing, EES/WAPS subject matter experts will speak about changes that have already been implemented, those slated for implementation in the months…

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Air Force News – June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

Alaska A tanker task force assembled at Eielson Air Force Base from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild AFB, Washington, and the 22nd ARW from McConnell AFB, Kansas for exercise Amalgam Dart. Joined by 300 military personnel and 15 aircraft, the North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise affords American and Canadian forces field training…

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