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EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered numerous empty projectile package tubes, intact warheads and other items prior to bringing in heavy machinery to thoroughly clear…

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Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would be selected to join the Air Demonstration Team. Millions of people witness the precision aerobatic…

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Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Luke’s youngest Thunderbolts perform ‘Treasure Island’

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Long John Silver (Kwame Lilly), Cap’n Patches (Sonja Barajas), Davey the Letterman (Terrell Straton), Sing-Sing Sam (Emily Ray), Goldie the Hun (Hannah Hudgins), Mother Hawkins (Simone Commack), Hawkins sisters played by Helena Stratton (Janie), Cambrie Ellison (Joanie), Yvonne Walker (Jinnie) and Carly Cooper (Jan) and the Gulls played by Aiden Marsden, Kai…

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MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat Training Center. A mixed martial arts group recently signed a one-year contract to team with Luke Air…


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Local leaders ‘Aim High’ as honorary commanders

Posted  November 2, 2012

Airmen and local leaders gathered Oct. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Club Five Six for the Honorary Commander induction ceremony. The 56th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander Program provides senior wing leaders and Luke Air Force Base a community outreach opportunity and expands the commander’s ability to foster relationships between local, civic and business…

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Sports Shorts – November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

SFS wins 2 of 3 games, defeats OSS in volleyball   Felipe Herrera, 56th Operations Support Squadron, left, waits for the ball after Steve Albavera, 56th Security Forces Squadron, hits the ball over the net during the first intramural volleyball game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. 56th Security Forces won…

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Base Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Posted  November 9, 2012

A good program just got better as the Luke Air Force Base Exchange holiday layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Luke AFB Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways that amount…

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Well-baby doctor visits: important

Posted  November 9, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. A baby should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of life. These…

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Family fishing derby

Posted  November 9, 2012

                Mike Calhoun, civilian, and his grandson, Peyton Calhoun, 4, fish in the fishing derby Nov. 2 at Silver Wings Park.           Piper MacArthur, 4, daughter of Dave Pipes, civilian, pours mini candy pebbles into a container as Ava Gonzales, 4, daughter of Master…

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Fly Over: ‘Lolita’, ‘Revan’

Posted  November 9, 2012

In bookstores: ‘Lolita’ by Macario Mora I was raised differently than many of my privileged friends. When I was grounded for partaking in mischievous childhood adventures, I wasn’t denied certain paltry rights like TV or video games; I was denied my freedom. Instead of a slap on the wrist for punching a cat or terrorizing…

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Native American a tradition of warriors

Posted  November 9, 2012

Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa Throughout history Native Americans have fought for their country with honor and courage, starting with the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan they have served in all the nation’s wars and have demonstrated time and time again their commitment and their dedication to the nation. November is Native American Indian…

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Commissary grand reopening

Posted  November 9, 2012

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the grand re-opening of the commissary Nov. 1. The event featured live entertainment, special giveaways, and many other activities to keep the attendees entertained.

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Chaplain thoughts – November 9

Posted  November 9, 2012

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.” ~ Wallace Bruce What do you think about on Veteran’s Day? Is it just another day off or do you truly make something special of it? Here are a couple of statistics to ponder. Only about 0.75 percent of the U.S….

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Adopt family for holidays

Posted  November 9, 2012

Operation Warm Heart, the Luke Air Force Base adopt-a-family or child program organized by Luke first sergeants, is one of the ways of taking care of Airmen in need during the holidays and is anonymous. Financially challenged families at Luke are identified to first sergeants and each is assigned a family number. Any person or…

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