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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS Air Force

New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…

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Luke’s best shine

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…


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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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Raise a hand to volunteer

Posted  February 6, 2015

When you hear the word volunteer, you usually associate it with fundraisers, Red Cross organizations, community projects or base functions. We do not usually think about the work itself. From the time I entered the Air Force I remember being told never to raise your hand to volunteer until you knew if it was something…

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Invest in leadership development

Posted  February 6, 2015

A few months ago during a breakfast with the squadron commander and a group of Airmen, an airman first class asked the commander, “What are some traits of a good leader?” I was amazed that a young Airman was thinking about leadership at 7 a.m. on a Friday. It was not only that she was…

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I do solemnly …

Posted  February 6, 2015

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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