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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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Sun safety now pays dividend later

Posted  August 14, 2015

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Kinsley Skelton, Luke Air Force Base Silver Wings Pool lifeguard, keeps watch over swimmers Tuesday at the pool. Applying sunscreen can help protect an individual from getting sunburn and shield the skin from ultraviolet rays, some of the most damaging sun rays. Having fun in the sun is great while at the…

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Air Force News – August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

Hawaii The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and began flying data-gathering missions into Hurricane Guillermo Aug. 2.   California Personnel from the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, assisted the California Department…

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People First – August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

AF welcomes new vice chief of staff The Air Force welcomed an Airman to the rank of four-star general and announced the appointment of the new Air Force vice chief of staff during a ceremony Aug. 6 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III presided over the ceremony…

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This week in history

Posted  August 14, 2015

Aug. 8, 1940: FDR orders 12,000 pilots a year Seventy-five years ago Saturday, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Army to train 12,000 pilots a year. On the same day, Aug. 8, 1940, German bombers began raids in what became known as the Battle of Britain. The president’s order was in response to a series of…

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Bite down on summer tooth health

Posted  August 14, 2015

As you may know, during the summer it can be extremely hot. We want to stay cool and keep hydrated; however, sometimes we can harm our teeth in the process. For example, chewing on ice or consuming sugary sports drinks can cause tooth damage. The American Dental Association recommends the following tips to avoid damaging…

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Firefighters take the heat

Posted  August 14, 2015

Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice these emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.   Avis drives the P-19 fire truck to…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 14, 2015

What’s your name? This question sounds rather innocuous, yet it can be said that your name is your most valuable possession, for without a good name you cannot be trusted. And without trust your life will become extremely difficult. Consider the following observations. A child is born and given a name. The way that child…

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Fly Over: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and ‘Trainwreck’

Posted  August 14, 2015

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Writer, producer and director Christopher McQuarrie recently said in an interview that actor Tom Cruise wants people to come to the movies and have a good time. With the recent release of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” in theaters, McQuarrie and Cruise have certainly delivered. “Rogue Nation” is the fifth…

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Back-to-school bash serves up fun, supplies

Posted  August 14, 2015

It was that time of year again when parents and children were preparing for the upcoming school year.

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Street Beat

Posted  August 14, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 3 through 9 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a privately owned vehicle at the intersection of…

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