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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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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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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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Chief serves beyond active-duty

Posted  December 5, 2014

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Retired Chief Master Sgt. John Burden stands with a 300-gallon centerline fuel tank Nov. 24 at 56th Component Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. When he was a buck sergeant, Burden worked as a fuel systems apprentice in 1969 at Luke AFB. John Burden retired as a chief master sergeant more…

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Stay fit through season of celebrations

Posted  December 5, 2014

Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap? Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical…

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Air Force News – December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Texas San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Defense Department: the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Italy Aviano Air Base’s Integral Men, a new spouse group tailored to husbands of active-duty service members, held their inaugural event Nov. 15. John Duarte,…

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People First – December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

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. AF identifies…

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Officer attaché duty applications due Dec. 29

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active-duty line officers interested in attaché duty must submit their application by Dec. 29, Air Force officials said Tuesday. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, international affairs office are accepting applications for senior defense official/defense attaché, air attaché and assistant air attaché…

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Keep holiday sweet tooth in check

Posted  December 5, 2014

Assorted sweets are a big attraction on display in stores and are advertised in television commercials. Despite the effort to escape purchasing them and knowing they’re not healthy, people still tend to crave, buy and gobble them up.

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PMEL vital to AF mission

Posted  December 5, 2014

To have jets that work, Airmen who are maintenance and repair experts are needed to take care of the jets. Airmen who fix the jets need tools that are in working order, and that’s where precision measurement equipment laboratory Airmen step in.

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Top Hats graduate 15 into combat air force

Posted  December 5, 2014

Basic F-16 Course Class 14-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat-ready F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.

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Fly Over: ‘Takamatsu’ and ‘Call of Duty Advanced Warfare’

Posted  December 5, 2014

Dining out: ‘Takamatsu’ As a recent transplant to Luke Air Force Base, I am always in search of a great restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food. Prior to arriving at Luke, I had lived in Japan for more than 20 years and was fortunate to enjoy the finest Japanese cuisine first-hand. Since being back in…

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ANG invites Luke Airmen, families to historic muster

Posted  December 5, 2014

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard, as part of its first-ever community open house, is scheduled to muster in a mass military formation on the field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe at 11 a.m. Sunday — and everyone is invited. The Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo will honor the service and sacrifice…

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