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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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Fly Over: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted  October 24, 2014

In bookstores: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ Mashup novel has bite but eventually turns to dust *Warning! This review may contain spoilers. ‘Tis the season for books, movies and TV shows featuring the scary, supernatural and unknown. From the latest Dracula movie on the big screen to the return of “The Walking Dead” on the small…

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Luke families sleep under stars

Posted  October 24, 2014

Children jump in a bouncy castle at the Luke Air Force Base Family Campout Oct. 17. Campers also enjoyed pizza for dinner and roasted marshmallows for s’mores over open fire pits. More than 200 people, made up of 49 families, showed up to the overnight camping event. A breakfast of fruit, muffins, donuts, bagels, oatmeal,…

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Sports Shorts – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

MDG spikes LRS in volleyball Kalib Seeley, 56th Medical Group, spikes the ball in a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Oct. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. MDG went on to win two out of three games to take the match.   Story and photo by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Posted  October 17, 2014

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.

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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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‘Guts’ required to enforce standards

Posted  October 17, 2014

A few years ago, a fellow senior NCO requested I talk to her subordinate about her appearance, specifically pertaining to her hair. Naturally, I asked about what the issue was and why she couldn’t have a discussion with her own subordinate. The senior NCO replied that the subordinate was African American and she wore her…

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Airmen get new ‘Community Commons’

Posted  October 17, 2014

Airmen will now have another place to go to relax and better themselves both physically and mentally with renovations being made to the Health and Wellness Center on base.

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News Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Keep good mental health Calling all Airmen! Sleep disturbances such as insomnia and nightmares can affect people personally and professionally. Reaching out to a medical provider is a step in the right direction to good health. Courtesy of the 56th Medical Group Haunted house The 56th Mission Support Group is featuring Operation: Haunted Block House…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted  October 17, 2014

Jessica Behrens 56th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacist Hometown: Seneca, Missouri Years in service: Three Family: Husband, Chris; daughter, Katelyn, 2; son, Levi, 5 months Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas and doctor of pharmacy from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Previous assignments: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida; Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Springfield-Beckley National Guard,…

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Honor Guardsmen recognized for year of service

Posted  October 17, 2014

Luke Air Force Base Honor Guardsmen stand at attention as they are called to the front of the room Oct. 8 in Club Five Six. The Airmen were recognized and awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for their one-year commitment to the Luke Honor Guard. It’s 105 degrees Fahrenheit, and each Honor Guardsman has on…

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