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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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MTIs get trained at Luke …

Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Local

Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 


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Sports

Sports Shorts April 15, 2016

Posted  April 14, 2016

Junior golf clinic The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a junior golf clinic 9 to 10 a.m.  April 23. The cost is $20 per clinic or $30 for both. Instruction includes grip, stance, driving, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. For more information, call 623-535-9334. Base family camp out Outdoor recreation is featuring a base…

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World

PEOPLE FIRST April 15, 2016

Posted  April 14, 2016

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 at the end of the story. Air Force…

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Local

STREET BEAT

Posted  April 14, 2016

Tickets: Security Forces issued citations for 6 moving and 0 non-moving violations. Alarm Activations: Security Forces responded to 6 alarm activation on base. Traffic Related Incidents: April 5: Security Forces responded to a minor vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg 1150. Both drivers exchanged information after Security Forces verified the damage. No injuries…

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Local

ATAAPS becomes mandatory for all civilian employees on Luke AFB

Posted  April 14, 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) directing the use of the Automated Time and Attendance Production System (ATAAPS) was approved between Local 1547 (Union) and Luke AFB on, 29 March 2016.  This MOU implements the requirement for bargaining unit employees to input their time and attendance into ATAAPS and covers all appropriated funded employees represented by…

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Commentary

Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted  April 14, 2016

Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my hand. My supervisor, Staff Sgt. Todd…

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