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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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A1C strong as a Foxx

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…

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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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Delight valentine with flowers from Exchange Service

Posted  February 4, 2016

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day on Luke Air Force Base, where shoppers can pick up fresh flowers, including roses, beginning Feb. 11 at the Luke Exchange. A wide variety of arrangements will be available, ranging from single roses to dozen-rose bouquets. “The Exchange loves to make any gift-giving occasion simple and easy…

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Load crew competition

Posted  February 4, 2016

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Senior Airman Theresa Nowak, 314th AMU load crew member from Holloman AFB, New Mexico, secures a weapon to the underside of her team’s F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Nadiya Frick, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, secures a weapon during the competition….

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Sports Shorts February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

Valentine’s Day 5k The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a Valentine’s Day 5k fun run at 7 a.m. Feb. 12 at the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters, Bldg. 988. There will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Horseback riding Outdoor recreation is offering…

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Out with old, in with new …

Posted  February 4, 2016

Airman Pedro Mota Tech. Sgt. John Massey, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron low observable instructor, prepares an F-35 Lightning II panel for an insertion recently at Luke Air Force Base. The class teaches students how to perform an insertion to replace damaged materials and maintain aircraft survivability. Low observable maintenance Airmen rebuild, repair and manage…

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Aftermath of a DUI: Who’s really affected?

Posted  February 4, 2016

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — I used to wonder if people would look at me differently if they knew. Would they whisper about me? Would they tell others what happened? Does anyone actually have the guts to ask me what happened? Are they looking at me as the girl who’s related to a child killer?…

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