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Construction plan supports F-35 program

A multi-disciplinary team across the 56th Fighter Wing is preparing Luke Air Force Base to become the largest F-35 Lightning II training base in the world.

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Munition flight’s isolation strengthens unit

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight involves all types of conventional munition systems and is an essential component to the Luke Air Force Base mission.

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Reservist lends hand

Master Sgt. Steven Joubert, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, is the first Air Reserve technician aircrew chief to hold a position within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit since the base realignment and closure in 2007.

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This week in history

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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U.S. service members receive ‘heroic welcome’ at Ramstein

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived safely Aug. 24 at Ramstein Air Base via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train Aug. 21.


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Air Force News – February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Hawaii Starting Sunday, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine became mandatory for active-duty Airmen who are either permanently stationed or who will be temporarily assigned for more than 30 days to Japan or the Republic of Korea. Georgia As the intricacies of 3-D printing became more widespread, its capabilities have gained traction in the 402nd Commodities Maintenance…

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People First – February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 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, go to the web address listed in the title. May 31 closeout date for total…

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Salutes & Awards

AF pilot recognized for heroism in combat, awarded DFC with Valor

Posted  February 6, 2015

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For one Airman, what seemed to be a standard patrol mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2008, concluded with him receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Jan. 29. The actions of Maj. Jeremiah Parvin and his wingman, Capt. Aaron Cavasos, 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force…

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Right question staves off mediocrity

Posted  February 6, 2015

Have you ever walked around Luke Air Force Base and noticed a piece of trash on the street? You see an individual pass by it. As you get closer to the piece of trash, you contemplate picking it up. Do you notice the Airmen who are happy with the status quo? Unfortunately, some supervisors promote…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 6, 2015

I recently briefed our wing leadership concerning the religious make up of Luke Air Force Base. Our Air Force is very diverse — racially, socioeconomically and religiously. This diversity strengthens our service and in many ways separates us from our civilian neighbors and friends who can, at least in some aspects of their lives, associate…

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Fly Over: ‘Empire’ and ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive′

Posted  February 6, 2015

On Fox: ‘Empire’ “Empire” is a new, American musical drama television series on the FOX network directed by Lee Daniels, known for directing “Precious” and “The Butler.” The show includes an all-star cast with actor Terrence Howard, playing Lucious Lyon, music mogul and co-founder of the empire along with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie…

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Camp puts ‘fun’ in football fundamentals

Posted  February 6, 2015

Jillian Artiges, daughter of Maj. Michael Artiges, 308th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, catches a pass Jan. 29 during youth football camp at Luke Air Force Base. The camp, run by ProCamps Worldwide, specializes in football fundamentals, with campers receiving instruction from NFL players and football coaches from the local area.   Gabriel Gutierrez,…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted  February 6, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 26 through Feb. 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 26: Security forces responded to a report from an individual of damage to private property in the base exchange parking lot after returning from the…

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Sports Shorts – February 5, 2014

Posted  February 6, 2015

FSS squeaks by AAFES 49-44 Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Mark Lane, 56th Force Support Squadron, member of the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team, floats the ball to the hoop Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Force Support Squadron basketball team took on the Army and…

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl players practice at Luke

Posted  January 30, 2015

Senior Airman Grace Lee Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, assigned to Team Carter, signs footballs for fans at Luke. NFL Pro Bowl players came to the Luke Air Force Base football field Jan. 21 to practice and sign autographs for service members and their families. Since 1938, the Pro Bowl has been an NFL tradition…

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