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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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People First – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

AF adjusts enlisted retention results Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center. Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active-duty following identification of an issue in the…

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Air Force News – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Chile After flying more than 50 sorties, participating in two community relations events, entertaining multiple media events and being visited by the president of Chile, U.S. Airmen partaking in Chile’s SALITRE 2014 exercise are returning home. The purpose was to conduct military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals. Germany As service members travel to…

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Operation KIDS Deploy to Camp Thunderbolt

Posted  October 31, 2014

Anissa Burgard, 11, daughter of Master Sgt. Craig Burgard, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, has camouflage paint applied Saturday during Operation KIDS, a simulated deployed exercise for children to help them understand the things their parents do when preparing for a deployment and what it’s like to be in a deployed environment.   Cassius Withers Jr.,…

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Haunted Block House

Posted  October 31, 2014

Ghostly pins took the brunt of the costumed bowling Halloweeners.   Airman 1st Class Alexis Myrice, 56th Operations Group administrative specialist, manned the Mad Scientist booth.   A vehicle display was set up for children to climb through.   Logan Beasley participates in the haunted hallway, which included 11 other actors using their talents to…

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Fly Over: ‘Dracula Untold’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted  October 31, 2014

In theaters: ‘Dracula Untold’ Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had an affinity for the supernatural or the unbelievable. I remember watching the old “Blade” movies and hoping for “Dracula” to appear, and when they finally made it happen in the last “Blade” movie, I was seriously disappointed. They made him look too…

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Ebola education minimizes fear

Posted  October 31, 2014

Courtesy graphic Halloween time is upon us, and while this is the time of year we all love a good scare, one thing not to fear is Ebola. Ebola has been in the news on a daily basis, and with the emergence of a few cases in the United States, it is important to know…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 31, 2014

Every few years, military families pack up and head out on that next permanent chainge station adventure. Whether you’re moving to Florida’s sunny coast, the remote northern bases in North Dakota, or near the busy metropolis above Virginia, the nation’s housing may have you thinking that buying a home in your new town is a…

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Expert discusses domestic violence

Posted  October 31, 2014

Courtesy graphic October became National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1981. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about the family advocacy program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and inform the community of the many ways to report domestic abuse. Paul Denial, New…

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Sports Shorts – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Scorpions sting men’s varsity, 115-67 Jeremee Davis, Arizona Scorpions, shoots in the game against the Luke Air Force Base Men’s Varsity team. Photos by Airman 1st Class James Hensley Johnny Calvin, Luke Varsity Men’s team, shoots as Devin Smith, Arizona Scorpions, attempts to block the shot in a game played Saturday in the Bryant Fitness…

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Luke welcomes Nurse Advice Line

Posted  October 24, 2014

Remember that moment? The moment you thought you had something medically wrong with you but didn’t know exactly what it was? After a few Web searches, you find yourself on WebMD and are questioning whether you have the least worrying of possible diagnoses or the worst — cancer or even death. To help patients save…

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