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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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Air Force News – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Alaska The Anchorage municipal solid waste landfill, adjacent to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, collects and burns landfill gas to comply with regulations of the 2005 Energy Policy Act. The gas is primarily methane, and the Elmendorf Landfill’s Gas Waste-to-Energy Plant generates more than 56,000 megawatt-hours, or 26.2 percent of Elmendorf’s electrical load.   U.K. Royal Air…

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People First – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 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 headline of each story. AF members get jump on housing search with…

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Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken-driving death tells story

Posted  January 16, 2015

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — His father, a retired Air Force major, started off as an enlisted Airman before commissioning. His parents inculcated values, but for a while, Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, said, he slipped. He enlisted in the Air Force and his…

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Heritage thought

Posted  January 16, 2015

On Jan. 16, 1991, the war against Iraq began as Allied aircraft conducted a major raid against Iraqi air defenses. The air raid on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global audience by CNN correspondents announcing the start of Operation DESERT STORM. The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait continued for five weeks….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  January 16, 2015

What would your life look like if you saw obstacles and setbacks as stepping stones to a greater maturity and a stronger faith? There is nothing more motivating and encouraging than seeing a real-life underdog on the big screen! No greater example of this is the movie “Rudy,” a story about a small guy with…

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Nellis aggressors bring ‘fight’ to Luke

Posted  January 16, 2015

You want results? Then train like it.

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Fly Over: ‘PCU’ and ‘Home Alone′

Posted  January 16, 2015

On DVD: ‘PCU’ PCU is about a band of college misfits who are known as The Pit. The movie stars Jeremy Piven (James “Droz” Andrews), Jon Favreau (Gutter), David Spade (Rand McPherson), Jessica Walters (Ms. Garcia Thompson), Megan Ward (Katy), and Chris Young (Tom Lawrence). Rich, preppy Tom Lawrence (Young) travels to the Port Chester…

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MLK: Reflections of the man

Posted  January 16, 2015

Kassandra Mia Rodriguez, 10, speaks to the audience during the MLK luncheon. Rodriguez was the 5th Grade winner of the poetry contest held at Luke Elementary School in honor of MLK Day. Posters were created in the kindergarten class featuring the MLK Day theme as well as other classes honored the day through other projects….

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Street Beat

Posted  January 16, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses…

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Sports Shorts – January 16, 2014

Posted  January 16, 2015

Super seniors stay strong at Luke Photos by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Louie Fontes, Michael Brown and Steve Ferrell play a game of racquetball at the fitness center. All three, along with six others, meet several times a week to exercise at the gym and build camaraderie.   Retired Col. Kevin Kenkel stretches before…

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