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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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People First – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF ensures…

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24/7 domestic abuse victim advocate hotline confidential, fre

Posted  October 10, 2014

Luke Air Force Base has a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. Individuals can call and have questions answered regarding domestic violence without disclosing identifying information about themselves or partners. The DAVA program has obtained new guidance from the Defense Department AFI…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 10, 2014

All Airmen are required to out-process in person with 56th Comptroller Squadron Customer Service. This is not just a trivial out-processing stop. Many Airmen experience unexpected debt that could have been avoided with a visit to the CPTS. By bringing in a copy of your permanent change-of-station orders before departure, CPTS will code your pay…

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Exchange shoppers fall into savings with autumn catalog

Posted  October 10, 2014

DALLAS — Soldiers, Airmen and their families looking for the latest in home accessories, appliances, fall fashions and tech toys can find all that and more in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Autumn 2014 catalog online. The 36-page guide, available now at Exchange stores and shopmyexchange.com, has the kitchen covered with a variety…

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Traveling memorial wall …

Posted  October 10, 2014

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller A crowd of more than 500 people, including active-duty military and veterans, sing “God Bless America” Oct. 3 in Goodyear during the opening ceremony of “The Moving Wall.”   Senior Airman Jenna Sarvinski Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, greets Vietnam War veteran Andy LaCour following the opening…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Bible is arguably the most widely read book ever written. It can be, at once, both inspirational and challenging. David Limbaugh, in his book “Jesus on Trial,” writes that the Bible “…describes the great men and women of God who lived in biblical times as they really were … with all of their warts,…

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Fly Over: ‘The Equalizer’ and ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

Posted  October 10, 2014

In theaters: ‘The Equalizer’ Picture this: You’re walking a girl home after a dinner date. All of a sudden, a limo appears out of nowhere and stops the both of you. Two guys, who look like Russian mafia henchmen step out of the car, grab her by the arm and throw her into the limo….

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off with parade

Posted  October 10, 2014

National Fire Prevention Week is Saturday through Oct. 10 and is designed to raise awareness of fire prevention with a focus on ensuring that people check their smoke detectors every month.

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Street Beat

Posted  October 10, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 30 through Oct. 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving violation and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 30: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. a fixed object accident at Bldg. 894. There were no injuries. Oct. 3: Security…

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Sports Shorts – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Antonio Flores, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron, scrambles around the defenders to gain a few yards Sept. 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Flores led the Det. 12 team to victory against the 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies team. Det. 12 routs FWSA in football tragedy Story and photo by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing…

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