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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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BARBARA PLANTE Air Force

944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS Health & Safety

Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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Sports Shorts – August 14, 2014

Posted  August 14, 2015

AMXS defeats LRS, advances to playoffs Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Hanniel Julien, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, performs a layup during an intramural basketball game against the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aug. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. AMXS defeated LRS 48-42. The 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron…

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Dog Days of Summer

Posted  August 7, 2015

Capt. Ryan DeCamp Glendale Police Department working dog Spike takes a bite out of Staff Sgt. Scott Emmick, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog trainer, Saturday at the Dog Days of Summer event held at Murphy Park in Glendale. Emmick played the villain in the demonstration as Glendale PD Sgt. Ernie Ochoa and dog…

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944th FW hosts bone marrow drive today

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 944th Force Support Squadron will be holding a bone marrow drive between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today at the 944th Airman and Family Readiness office in Bldg. 993. According to bethematch.com, more than six people die from a blood cancer every hour. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a type of blood…

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Diverse organization offers many lessons

Posted  August 7, 2015

Luke Air Force Base has a rich history of training partner nation’s Airmen and continues to maintain this legacy today. Since World War II, we at Luke have been an example of how to effectively absorb differing cultures and create an environment conducive for the visiting airmen to learn the art of aerial warfare. As…

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Mentorship: Important at all levels

Posted  August 7, 2015

I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels. Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us…

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Arizona heat hard on vehicle

Posted  August 7, 2015

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Don Harris, Luke Air Force Base Auto Hobby Shop manager, raises a vehicle using a vehicle lift at the auto hobby shop. The shop offers full-service auto repair, as well as do-it-yourself assistance. It’s that time of year again when most Arizona vehicle owners put up their sunshades to protect their vehicle’s…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

Munitions storage closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage area will be closed Sept. 11 through 18 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Normal operations will resume Sept. 19. For more information, call Tech….

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Attitude guides Airman in tough situations

Posted  August 7, 2015

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Ryan Holland, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering tech, surveys land, produces floor plans using AutoCAD, and maintains data consisting of infrastructure, pavements, and utilities for Luke Air Force Base. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.” ~ Wade Boggs, Hall of Fame athlete Like…

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Keep motorcycle riding fun – keep it safe

Posted  August 7, 2015

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Daniel Keum, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician and Luke motorcycle safety instructor, demonstrates cornering July 28 at the Luke Air Force Base motorcycle riding range. Practicing proper cornering can help with negotiating real-life turns and helps keep the rider safe. Many motorcyclists dream of riding during…

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Pleus inspires new aviators, displays F-35s

Posted  August 7, 2015

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Columbus Air Force Base’s newest pilots July 24 in the Kaye Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Pleus returned to Columbus AFB in an F-35 Lightning II to display the new aircraft to young aviators. He graduated from Columbus…

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