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TIMOTHY BOYER Local

Luke plays role in saving species

Staff Sgt.TIMOTHY BOYER A team of wildlife specialists prepare a Sonoran pronghorn for release into the wild at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Ajo. Sixty-nine pronghorn were captured this year. Of those, more than 30 were released into the wild. When thinking about the many missions of the Air Force one might think…

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JAMES HENSLEY Salutes & Awards

MWD Roy — partner, friend passes

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Scott Emmick, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, and Roy, 56th SFS MWD, play Dec. 14, 2012, at the at Luke Air Force Base kennels. The MWD and handler team plays together to maintain a strong bond of trust needed for high stress situations that accompany stateside missions…

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STACI MILLER Salutes & Awards

Top cop visits Luke

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Brig. Gen. Allen J. Jamerson, Air Force Security Forces director and deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support, met with defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Jamerson is the focal point for ensuring the physical security of Air Force nuclear assets,…

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‘Hip’ view …

Airman Pedro Mota Senior Airman Richard Canales and Airman 1st Class Brandi Sullivan, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technicians, demonstrate taking a radiographic image with a Falcon view Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The Falcon view is a weight-bearing view of the hip.

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D-models return to flight after longeron repair

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats.


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Sports Shorts – December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Luke Winter Games brings out fight Senior Airman Devante Williams Jessica Keller, 56th Security Forces Military Working Dog handler, motivates her team during a tug-o-war Monday at Luke Air Force Base during the Luke Winter Games. The games featured units on base vying for the commander’s cup, which will be awarded Dec. 19 immediately following…

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LRS adds white R-11 refueling truck to fleet

Posted  December 5, 2014

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Senior Airman Jacob Hartman, 56th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, checks out the newly painted R-11 refueling truck at the LRS vehicle yard. After receiving waiver approval from the Air Education and Training Command, the 56th LRS had the truck painted white to keep the fuel inside from overheating. The…

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Standards of conduct guided by integrity

Posted  December 5, 2014

When it comes to conducting business with the federal government, there is an implicit amount of trust that contracting professionals must preserve. Transactions relating to the expenditure of public funds require the highest degree of public trust and an impeccable standard of conduct. Contracting professionals are not the only ones who are involved in the…

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More to leading than meets eye

Posted  December 5, 2014

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think about leadership? Is it the seniority of an individual or the the number of stripes on the sleeve? Or could it be their personal ability to transform another’s vision into reality? Leadership is much more than what meets the eye. A simple word such…

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New house on the block

Posted  December 5, 2014

Senior Airman Devante Williams The new 62nd Fighter Squadron is under construction at Luke Air Force Base. This will be the second fighter squadron to house F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots. Luke AFB will eventually have six squadrons and 144 F-35A jets. Building construction is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of…

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My choice, my story, my pledge

Posted  December 5, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As we prepare to kick-off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, think about the local charities and the services they provide. Think of the families who use those services. My family was one of them. My father was diagnosed with cancer when I was in junior high school. As a…

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Monday through Dec. 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. AFSA meeting The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room….

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F-35 arrival ignites memories for retired fighter pilot

Posted  December 5, 2014

Courtesy photo Retired Col. Richard Toliver poses in front of an F-15 Strike Eagle while temporarily stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in 1975. Toliver participated in the operational test and evaluation program at Luke Air Force Base from July 1974 to July 1975. F-15 pilot training began at Luke Air Force Base 40…

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Holidays change schedules around Luke

Posted  December 5, 2014

Holiday hours Commissary Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day Exchange Closed Christmas Day Luke holiday events Chapel 623-856-6211 Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel Thursday: Catholic Immaculate Conception Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 11: Catholic Advent Penance service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 20:…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  December 5, 2014

Time seems to fly this time of year. Thanksgiving is behind us, and the Christmas shopping season has begun. For Thanksgiving our family did some very ordinary things. We slept in a bit, watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV and consumed copious amounts of food. I’d like to tell you that our day…

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