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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016. As the Air Force’s most senior uniformed leader, Goldfein is responsible for ensuring the 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen under his command…

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Firefighter switches to fighter pilot

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Garrett Christensen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Logistics NCO in charge, is crossing over to the Air Force officer corps where he hopes to become an F-22 Raptor fighter pilot. “Christensen is one of 12 Airmen selected for basic officer training school program,” said Steven Kinkade, 56th CES…

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USFWS selects BMGR for award

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Barry M. Goldwater Range has been selected as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award recipient. The award, presented in a ceremony June 9, is a national award presented annually to a military installation whose efforts represent significant conservation accomplishments achieved in partnership with…

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AZ Reserve unit dominates at Hawgsmoke

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Pilots from the 47th FS with the Air Force Reserve Command demonstrated their experience and expertise on the ground and in the air by winning the Hawgsmoke 2016 competition. Thirteen teams competed in biennial A-10C Thunderbolt II competition June 1 through 3. This year’s event concentrated on two…

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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted  February 18, 2016

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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Health & Safety

Good oral hygiene starts early in life

Posted  February 18, 2016

Throughout National Children’s Dental Health Month, the 56th Dental Squadron will sponsor activities to raise awareness of the importance of oral health in youth. Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children have healthy teeth and gums. Dental health issues can cause children to miss hours of school…

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STREET BEAT February 19, 2016

Posted  February 18, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 8 through 14 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 41 moving violations and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 1150. Security forces…

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Sports Shorts February 19, 2016

Posted  February 18, 2016

March of the Fallen The 2016 March of the Fallen is March 26 through the White Tank Mountains. Weigh-in is 7 a.m. The march begins at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $40 per person age 18 and over, and $20 per person 17 and under. For more information, call Senior Airman Scott Giles at 623-856-7028….

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Justice Report

Posted  February 18, 2016

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in January at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial An airman first class was found in violation of one charge and one specification in Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine. The airman received a reduction in rank to airman basic, restriction to base for…

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