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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Salutes & Awards

Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Local

First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.


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Events

STREET BEAT

Posted  April 28, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 18 through 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 23 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents April 19: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision near the Shoppette. Security forces verified the damage and…

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PEOPLE FIRST April 29, 2016

Posted  April 28, 2016

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Eglin pathology…

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Commentary

Introspection spurs us to be better

Posted  April 28, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. — We are all created different. We think differently, perceive things differently and interpret success and failure through very different lenses. At each person’s unique period in life, he begins to look back, wondering if he truly made a difference. For many, that difference can only be defined by one’s self, regardless of…

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Events

11th annual National Drug Take Back Initiative

Posted  April 28, 2016

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Luke Air Force Base Exchange, lobby near the Starbucks. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug…

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Sports

Airman swims into university’s hall of fame

Posted  April 28, 2016

For one 96th Test Wing Airman, the wild blue yonder isn’t overhead but below and in front of his gaze as he stands on the starting block waiting for his signal. Senior Airman Francisco Perez Castillo, a 96th Maintenance Group administrator, has been swimming since age 4. He joined his first swim team a year…

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