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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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Salutes & Awards

Top Hats graduate 15 into combat air force

Posted  December 5, 2014

Basic F-16 Course Class 14-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat-ready F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.

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Fly Over: ‘Takamatsu’ and ‘Call of Duty Advanced Warfare’

Posted  December 5, 2014

Dining out: ‘Takamatsu’ As a recent transplant to Luke Air Force Base, I am always in search of a great restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food. Prior to arriving at Luke, I had lived in Japan for more than 20 years and was fortunate to enjoy the finest Japanese cuisine first-hand. Since being back in…

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ANG invites Luke Airmen, families to historic muster

Posted  December 5, 2014

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard, as part of its first-ever community open house, is scheduled to muster in a mass military formation on the field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe at 11 a.m. Sunday — and everyone is invited. The Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo will honor the service and sacrifice…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted  December 5, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for…

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Sports Shorts – December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Staff Sgt. Seth Barrett, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle technician, finishes the run portion of his Air Force physical fitness test Nov. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Barrett raised his score by more than eight points after completing a run improvement program ran by the base exercise physiologist. Consistency, intensity key to run score…

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Fly, fight & win! Luke plays unique role in AF mission

Posted  November 21, 2014

The mission of the Air Force is to fly, fight and win. The Air Force’s “motto,” as it was originally called, was adopted October 2010. Capt. Gregroy Bollrud of Hurlburt Field Florida, wrote, “It succinctly captures what our Air Force has been renowned for ever since its creation in 1947. Also, the specific choice of…

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Wingman for life

Posted  November 21, 2014

“I look after my wingman. He looks after me. We work together. We fight together.” — Col. Gabby Gabriski, WWII ace Having a wingman has been an essential part of combat flying since the beginning. A wingman is able to watch your “6,” provide support and can offer a different perspective on a situation. These…

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Chiefs announced

Posted  November 21, 2014

Senior master sergeants selected for promotion to chief master sergeant at Luke Air Force Base posed in front of the static F-16 Fighting Falcon in front of the wing headquarters building. They are, from left, Kelbey Norton, 56th Medical Support Squadron; Ben Carson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; Lawrence Witt, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Blake Holm,…

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Enlisted promotion system changes continue

Posted  November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical…

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