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Airmen reach terminal velocity

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Tanya Wren, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Community Relations chief, takes in the expansive view after the chute was pulled at 3,000 feet. Luke Air Force Base Airmen were chosen to tandem jump with the Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Parachute Team for their accomplishments during service. Terminal velocity is…

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Military children celebrated for courage, resilience

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the Month of the Military Child proclamation April 1 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The Month of the Military Child recognizes the role children play in the Armed Forces community. Every day, military members are being deployed to…

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Ruck march honors fallen

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS March of the Fallen participants hike a trail Saturday in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. The MOTF is a 4.5-mile rucksack march dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airmen and local community members came together Saturday…

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Arizona entrepreneurs learn benefits of hiring vets

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal program manager, helps Jack Weiner, Arizona Chapter Entrepreneurs Organization member and business owner, don a bomb suit March 27 during the Entrepreneurs Organization tour at Luke Air Force Base. Ten Arizona Chapter Entrepreneur Organization members held their annual retreat March…

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Scottsdale SWAT train with Reserve medics

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tactical Combat Casualty Care students provide treatment to simulated wounded patients during a field training exercise at the Luke Auxiliary Field. The class was taught by the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron to Luke reservists and members of the Scottsdale Fire Department and SWAT Team. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron recently conducted Tactical…


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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted  August 8, 2014

Military Expert 1 Ng Jun Jiang 425th Fighter Squadron Air Force Engineer/Engine Specialist Hometown: Singapore Years in service: Three Family: Mother, Lilian Goh Boh choo; father, NG Beng Ho; brother, Ng Jun Kai; and sister, Ng Xin Hui Education: Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, in mechatronics engineering Inspirations: I’m inspired to make my mother proud by acting…

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Wing announces quarterly awards

Posted  August 8, 2014

The following individuals received 56th Fighter Wing quarterly awards Thursday: Airman: Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Kristen Reid, 56th Medical Support Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Pulsipher, 56th Comptroller Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Megan Hoskins, 54th Operations Support Squadron Field grade officer: Maj. Shane Martin,…

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Critical find by Airman just doing job

Posted  August 8, 2014

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Senior Airman Jessica Reitano, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, checks the swedge of a hydro line with a go-no-go gauge July 25 in Bldg. 985 at Luke Air Force Base. The swedge is checked to ensure there are no leaks in the line. Every Airman plays an essential role…

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Health & Safety

EFMP day camp inspires play, education

Posted  August 8, 2014

Courtesy photo Children stretch Saturday during the Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Day Camp at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The event provided a time for children to enjoy activities while parents learned about programs available to them. More than 50 people participated in the free Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Day Camp…

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Keeping PII secure to be top concern

Posted  August 8, 2014

The threats that loom with modern day technology range from people hacking into e-mail and cell phones to rummaging through garbage at home and work, but what are some ways that can prevent thieves from stealing our most valuable information? Personally Identifiable Information is personal information maintained by an agency which is used to distinguish…

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F-35 rollout strengthens Australian-U.S. partnership

Posted  August 8, 2014

Courtesy photo Australia’s first two F-35s – AU-1, which was the focal point of the rollout event, and AU-2 have both completed final assembly and painting and are due to fly in coming weeks. They are due to be formally handed over to the RAAF in coming months before being delivered to Luke Air Force…

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Air Force News – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Guatemala Six Airmen are facilitating a subject matter expert exchange with the Guatemalan air force focusing on preventive health, individual readiness and aerospace medicine, to help them expand and enhance their military medical capabilities. Wyoming The newly formed 20th Air Force helicopter operations group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base assumes control of the helicopter…

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People First – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

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. CSAF: A…

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Health & Safety

Silver Wings Pool offers workout options

Posted  August 8, 2014

What does a young Airman, pregnant woman and retiree have in common? All three of them need to be fit and healthy to live a long and happy life.

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Commentary

This Week in History

Posted  August 8, 2014

Courtesy photo North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats attack the USS Maddox Aug. 2, 1964. August 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Fifty years ago, American involvement in Vietnam hit a major trip wire, the Gulf of Tonkin incident. American involvement began before the end of the First Indochina War in 1954. The breakup of French Indochina created…

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