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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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Fit force ups fighting game

Posted  July 17, 2015

Whether once or twice a year, all officers and enlisted Airmen must participate in the Air Force’s fitness assessment. The purpose of the Air Force Fitness Program is to emphasize total fitness of today’s Airmen. By participating in a year-round physical program that includes eating healthy, aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, Airmen are prepared…

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Did you know? Access cards available at NOSC …

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Did you know you can get your Common Access Card identification replaced at the Navy Operations Support Center on Luke Air Force Base? Petty Ofc. 1st Class Abigail Dumbaugh, NOSC Phoenix operations superintendent, takes a customer’s CAC ID card for renewal.

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944th ASTS Airmen saves child

Posted  July 17, 2015

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tech. Sgt. Jude Joseph, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician and eight-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, poses in front of the 944th ASTS building July 8. Joseph was the first officer to respond to a scene where two children were found at the bottom of a swimming pool July 2….

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Air Force News – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Germany Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and Army counterparts joined with service members from nine allied countries to participate in International Jump Week July 6 through 10 at Ramstein Air Base. Multiple nations increased interoperability and strengthened relationships. Honduras The 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron drilled a water well in Trujillo, one of…

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People First – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders recently gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War…

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This week in history

Posted  July 17, 2015

1945: Gadget detonated, history made Courtesy photo Hopeful observers stood in the dark 70 years ago at a calculated safe distance of 10,000 yards from Trinity. About a half an hour before dawn, at 5:30 a.m. July 16, 1945, a plutonium device named Gadget detonated over a stretch of New Mexican desert known for centuries…

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POP Quiz

Posted  July 17, 2015

1. Luke Air Force Base is the largest ____ in the U.S Air Force. A. Fighter wing B. Operations wing C. Bomb wing 2. ____ is the commander at Luke AFB. A. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus B. Gen. Robin Rand C. Maj. Gen. Leonard Patrick 3. The next Luke AFB air show is in March…

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Leadership course opens to all ranks

Posted  July 17, 2015

In today’s Air Force, Airmen are constantly learning new ways to improve their military bearing. From speaking engagements to Toastmasters, the Air Force provides programs for Airmen to get out of their comfort zones and be active.

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Receiving, passing baton wins relay of life

Posted  July 17, 2015

It’s funny, but as you grow older you occasionally find yourself reflecting on the life you’ve led. Through that reflection, you develop a deeper appreciation of the many people who over the years have “passed the baton” on to you. They influenced you, invested in you, encouraged you and most importantly believed in you. I’ve…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  July 17, 2015

On the brink of disaster I found myself this past week with an unusual load of people going though “life storms.” Dealing with those situations I’m reminded of two things: first, we need to take time to be thankful for all the blessings of life — big and little. Second, sometimes when dealing with heavy…

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