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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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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 24, 2014

As a new government employee, you have the opportunity to save for your retirement through the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP is similar to a 401(k) plan in the private sector. Participating in the TSP is easy. You can use the electronic version, such as EBIS or myPay, or fill out the Form TSP-1 (www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tsp-1.pdf)….

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Hispanic Heritage celebrated with food, dance

Posted  October 24, 2014

A luncheon was held Oct. 15 at Club Five Six to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Luke Air Force Base. The goal was to share the Hispanic culture and show the contributions Hispanic people have made in the military.

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Operation Enduring Training: EOD Airmen get full agenda

Posted  October 24, 2014

Braving the elements and other tough situations can either make or break a warrior.

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Health & Safety

Safety office offers Halloween safety tips

Posted  October 24, 2014

During the spookiest of holidays, there are safety considerations to keep in mind for the trick or treaters in your home and on the street. Things homeowners can do to prepare: • Ensure there is adequate lighting around the house. • Clear the yard, porch and walkways of any tripping hazards such as ladders, flowerpots…

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Street Beat

Posted  October 24, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 14 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations. Traffic-related responses Oct. 18: Security forces responded to a report of a hit-and-run from a two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 637 east parking lot. A civilian and a military member left the scene and…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 24, 2014

It has been said that when you are struggling you are growing. We see this in athletic pursuits. No one achieves improvement or excellence by lounging about. Rather it is as we push our physical limits that we improve our performance. We see this in our academic endeavors. While our basic intelligence may be static…

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Fly Over: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted  October 24, 2014

In bookstores: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ Mashup novel has bite but eventually turns to dust *Warning! This review may contain spoilers. ‘Tis the season for books, movies and TV shows featuring the scary, supernatural and unknown. From the latest Dracula movie on the big screen to the return of “The Walking Dead” on the small…

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Luke families sleep under stars

Posted  October 24, 2014

Children jump in a bouncy castle at the Luke Air Force Base Family Campout Oct. 17. Campers also enjoyed pizza for dinner and roasted marshmallows for s’mores over open fire pits. More than 200 people, made up of 49 families, showed up to the overnight camping event. A breakfast of fruit, muffins, donuts, bagels, oatmeal,…

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Sports Shorts – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

MDG spikes LRS in volleyball Kalib Seeley, 56th Medical Group, spikes the ball in a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Oct. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. MDG went on to win two out of three games to take the match.   Story and photo by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Posted  October 17, 2014

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.

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