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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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JAMES HENSLEY Local

History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…

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Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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‘Comm-Bats:’ Small unit, big job

Posted  August 20, 2015

There is a relatively small, unknown building at Luke Air Force Base across the street from the base library. It houses nearly 50 individuals who make up a team of dedicated hard-working bats. These aren’t your run of the mill Chiroptera (Greek for bat). These are 56th Communications Squadron “Comm-Bats.” Inside the walls of Bldg….

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F-16 alive, well at Luke

Posted  August 14, 2015

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND An F-16 Fighting Falcon does a near-vertical takeoff at Luke Air Force Base. More than 25 nations across the globe use the F-16 in their defense in a collaborative effort with the United States to ensure all countries can defend themselves against any enemy. For years, Luke has trained pilots to fly…

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Communication: So what you’re saying is …?

Posted  August 14, 2015

“Genuine leaders have the ability to articulate, initiate and follow-through on their vision.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This quote from King epitomizes the importance of developing our communication skills as leaders and managers. As we get older, many of us get set in our ways and live by the phrase, “This is who…

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Be honest … choose to not lie

Posted  August 14, 2015

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ~ Albert Einstein What is your truest definition of honesty? Is it simply telling the truth? Is that all there is to honesty? If honesty is simply telling the truth, do you understand what telling the truth entails? We all…

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New fitness weapon at gym

Posted  August 14, 2015

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Astrid Cob, Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center instructor, guides Pandora Campbell with a Tabata exercise at Luke. The Tabata method is very short bursts of high intensity exercise, followed by short rests to improve the participant’s performance. Every Airman has to be regularly involved in a fitness program to pass the…

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News Briefs August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

Expo – open to all spouses The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring an expo for all Luke Air Force Base spouses Tuesday at Club Five Six. Luke AFB support organizations will be featured from 11 a.m. to noon. Club announcements and sit-down lunch are from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per…

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Lightning strikes … Spikes receive first jet

Posted  August 14, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Lt. Col. Gregory Frana, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to step from the cockpit of the unit’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Frana flew the jet from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to Luke where it became the 62nd FS’s…

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Summer safety prevents drownings

Posted  August 14, 2015

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Michael Ketterer, 56th Force Support Squadron lead lifeguard, practices a rescue technique Aug. 4 at Silver Wings Pool at Luke Air Force Base. Lifeguards for the base pool are trained in CPR, first aid and rescue techniques. The first Drowning Impact Awareness Month was in August 2003. August was chosen due to…

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This is your Air Force

Posted  August 14, 2015

Airpower is not a solo effort. One leader does not win a war; one pilot does not bomb every target; one loadmaster does not supply the entire fight. Airpower has and always will be a team effort, and together we are the world’s greatest airpower team. The global vigilance, global reach and global power we…

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Get involved in legal side of AF

Posted  August 14, 2015

Cross-training in the Air Force is an opportunity made available to most enlisted Airmen. There are many fields available and many can be the start of lifetime careers as they easily cross over into the civilian world. One such is specialty code 5J0X1 Paralegal. “If you’re interested in a career change that is both challenging…

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