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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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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 18, 2016

Bucket list … I did it! I really did. On President’s Day I actually checked off one of my “bucket list” items. My wife and I went hiking in the White Tank Mountains. Not too impressive but, the fact that I have been on station for more than a year made this minor accomplishment that…

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Health & Safety

Temporary gym ups game with new equipment

Posted  February 18, 2016

One may think the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is closed since the perimeter of the gym is surrounded by a fence, but it’s open and fitted with new equipment. “To get to the gym’s temporary entrance, walk toward the Combat PT Center, and you’ll see two trailers in the front as well…

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Overseers of the streets …

Posted  February 18, 2016

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Master Sgt. Sean Nichols, 56th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight chief, writes a traffic citation for texting while driving Feb. 9 at Luke Air Base. Airmen in the 56th SFS make 10 to 15 traffic stops daily. The majority of traffic stops are due to motorists failing to stop at…

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CMS sweeps field against AGE

Posted  February 11, 2016

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron topped out against the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircrew Ground Equipment team 20-6 in a dominant showing during a flag football match, Feb. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. Both teams scored early, demonstrating their play styles in the first quarter, with EMS/AGE running wide and out long-pass plays with…

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Pre-op standards

Posted  February 11, 2016

Vazquez wears sterile gloves while keeping her hands above waist level. Anything below the waistline is considered unsterile in the field of surgery. Rosdon Rada, 56th Medical Operations Squadron general surgery technician, and Senior Airman Baronica Vazquez, 56th MDOS medical technician, place a sterile sheath on a hyfrecator Jan. 15 at Luke Air Force Base….

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