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Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resides, is being renovated and will include a name change to Community Commons. “The building is getting a total overhaul from…

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Roberson takes command of AETC

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has more than 5,000 flight hours including 865 combat hours. Roberson will oversee the operation of 10 major installations in five states….

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Salutes and Awards

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company grade officer: Capt. Elizabeth McCourt Field grade officer: Maj. David Barnes Civilian (Category I): Yvonne Godwin Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak Civilian (Category…

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A historian with his own history

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.


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Updating personal records critical

Posted  July 10, 2015

Although it’s important to update personal records, many people don’t think about it until it’s too late. Knowing when and where to update personal records will help make it happen. When it comes to records and what to update, the 56th Force Support Squadron Force Management and Customer Service, located in Bldg. 1150, are good…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  July 10, 2015

“Perhaps if we saw our spouses concerns as indicators of the need for spiritual growth in our lives, we would be able to honor both God and our spouse by focusing on their happiness and not our own.” ~ Gary Thomas, “Sacred Marriage” Gary Thomas, in his book “Sacred Marriage,” presents a profound conception of…

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Fly Over: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Get Hard’

Posted  July 10, 2015

In theaters: ‘Jurassic World’ I have always believed movie sequels should be released within a four-year window. Within that timeframe, movie studios can take advantage of the excitement over a franchise and put in the time to craft a sequel worthy of the first movie in the series. If a studio decides to resurrect a…

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Ducks graduate 7 to combat air force

Posted  July 10, 2015

Courtesy photo The 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks graduated seven F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots today in class 14-DBC. They are, from left, 1st Lts. Theodore Adams, Chase Welch, Aaron Young, Dane Lannon, Colby Kloepper, David Apsey and Sal Cruz. America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world…

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Street Beat

Posted  July 10, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through July 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incents July 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. Emergency responses June…

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Sports Shorts – July 10, 2014

Posted  July 10, 2015

Falcons win championship Jose Diaz, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, runs to first base during the championship matchup June 28 against the Peoria Athletics at Surprise Sports Complex baseball field. The Falcons defeated the Athletics 8-2. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Luke Air Force Base Falcons dove…

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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Posted  June 26, 2015

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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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted  June 26, 2015

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted  June 26, 2015

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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News Briefs June 26, 2015

Posted  June 26, 2015

607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald Canny in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 999.   CMS change of command Maj. Scott Hall will relinquish command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Anthony Sutton in…

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