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Chief of staff visits Luke

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, spent time meeting with Airmen and leadership Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Welsh highlighted Airman health, wellness and quality of life activities. He also reviewed the progress made in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program at Luke….

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Prevention training goes face-to-face

Courtesy photo Maj. Jennifer Tomlinson, Air Education and Training Command Medical Readiness Division deputy chief, serves as facilitator during the AETC Medical Services and Training directorate annual Air Force Suicide Prevention training March 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The face-to-face training replaced the computer-based training beginning Feb. 11. The World Health Organization reports…

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Thunderbolt looks to future

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Maddie Baker, 56th Dental Squadron acting commander secretary was an Air Force Honor Guard member prior to crossing over to the dental field. As the commander’s secretary, she plays a pivotal support role in the dental squadron. Motivation comes from looking at the thing you want and realizing what it…

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Blue Blazers share with Airmen options for future

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Tech. Sgt. Steve Martin, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Support Squadron fuels systems instructor, sits in a speed mentor session March 18 at Luke Air Force Base. The Blue Blazers, a group of Fighter Country Partnership Honorary Commanders alumni, put on the mentoring session to help Airmen who are considering transitioning to civilian…

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Luke 1 flies first ‘student’ F-35 sortie

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares Wednesday for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training sortie at Luke Air Force Base with Senior Airman Patrick Murphy, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first…


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Air Force News – March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

Liberia To help counter the deadly Ebola virus, the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, and 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Senegal, aircraft flew 114 missions, transporting more than 1,000 passengers and nearly 1,750 tons of cargo including food, water and medical supplies to Liberia.   Uzbekistan Six members from the Uzbekistan air force visited Columbus…

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People First – March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

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,click on the link in the title. Lee introduces diversity initiatives at WHM forum Secretary…

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EFMP year in review

Posted  March 13, 2015

Not knowing if a family member’s health issues can be supported for a military family that’s changing stations can be a scary thing, but coordinators with the Exceptional Family Member Program are helping put those fears to rest. The EFMP is designed to help active-duty service members who have family members diagnosed with physical, intellectual…

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This week in history

Posted  March 13, 2015

P-38 transition training Courtesy photo A P-38 Lightning is parked on the Luke Field runway.   Seventy years ago today, March 13, 1945, Luke Field began conducting Lockheed P-38 transition training. The P-38 was known as the Lightning, while transition training taught rated pilots how to fly another aircraft. Eight years earlier, Lockheed’s chief engineer…

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TBolts lift serious weight

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 56th Force Support Squadron held a powerlifting competition Feb. 27 at the Warrior Fitness Center.

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Street Beat

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents March 3: Security forces responded to a report of a dependent driving on a suspended license. The dependent was issued a notification of suspension/revocation of base driving…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  March 13, 2015

Courtesy photo Samuel Clemens A secret of greatness … The author Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen-name Mark Twain once said,“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” I’ve had opportunity to be…

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Fly Over: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ and ‘The Running Man′

Posted  March 13, 2015

At Park West: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ Pizzerias are commonplace across America. The landscape is dotted with commercial pizza chains and the occasional “Mom and Pop” spots. But Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria rises above the others like the legendary Phoenix. Grimaldi’s has multiple locations in Nevada, Texas, Florida and South Carolina, and several across Arizona….

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MSG backs mission all the way

Posted  March 13, 2015

Staff Sgts. Jacob Wright and Cristopher Copeland, 56th Security Forces Squadron, take inventory for a night vision precision sniper scope inside the security forces supply warehouse.   Army Sgt. Martha Parker, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health command, and Staff Sgt. Nofo Lilo, 56th SFS K-9 handler, perform a well-check on military working dog Dingo…

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Justice Report

Posted  March 13, 2015

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in January and February. 56th Operations Group Courts-Martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of one charge and specification in violation of Article 107, false official statement with intent to deceive and one charge and specification of Article 112a, wrongful…

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