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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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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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Air Force News – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Greece U.S. and Hellenic air forces F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft conducted a flying training deployment Jan. 16 through today at Souda Bay. The training develops and improves air readiness while expanding strategic and operational ties between the two NATO partners. Afghanistan Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight at Bagram…

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People First – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. Innovations projected to save $35 million Approved…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 13, 2015

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, I would like to offer a few thoughts on the struggles that Air Force spouses face and maybe a word or two about the beautiful woman who has stood by me for the past 31 years. Being a military spouse is the most difficult job in the Air Force. They…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted  February 13, 2015

Although the American economy appears to be rebounding and most American households are more financially stable, we must not forget the lessons learned in the Great Recession. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System that empowers consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions in the…

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Fly Over: ‘Dying Light’ and ‘Project Almanac′

Posted  February 13, 2015

In stores: ‘Dying Light’ Have you ever watched a friend play a zombie outbreak or apocalypse game? Say “said friend” is new or not very good at fighting, so you watch them as they repeatedly go straight into a fight, which easily could have been avoided or won through by using the environment. “Dying Light”…

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CMS: Little things add up in big way

Posted  February 13, 2015

In order for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to fly at Luke Air Force Base, the Viper needs assistance from behind closed doors. This is where the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron comes in.

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Biosphere 2: Scientific marvel on eco systems

Posted  February 13, 2015

This weekend, I had an adventure involving traversing a desert, Caribbean ocean and a tropical rainforest.

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Street Beat

Posted  February 13, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in base housing. Both vehicles sustained damage. There were no injuries. Feb. 3: Security forces…

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Sports Shorts – February 13, 2014

Posted  February 13, 2015

MDG team takes all in B-ball championship Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Eric Gist, 56th Medical Support Squadron, drives in for a layup Feb. 3 during the intramural basketball championship game against the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. MDG defeated CE 42-40. The buzzer went…

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VH1 brings Super Bowl concert to Luke

Posted  February 6, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts gather around the stage to watch Charli XCX at the Papa John’s VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert Jan. 30 in Hangar 999. The concert, hosted by former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey, was to show appreciation for the troops. For more photos, see Page 12. Hundreds…

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