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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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All in a day’s work

Posted  October 3, 2014

Capts. Daniel Toftness, left, and Tyler Smith, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots, walk back to the squadron Sept. 24 post flight at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently nine F-35s assigned to Luke AFB.

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October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

Keeping IT safe shared responsibility Information technology plays a pivotal part in the Air Force’s superior combat capability and protecting it from potential threats is crucial to the mission to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. While many measures are taken to protect the cyber space on base, many forget about their…

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New EPR challenges status quo

Posted  October 3, 2014

The enlisted performance report is going to drastically change. These changes seek to combat inflated ratings, which have been a prevalent complaint from Airmen over the years. The change is right around the corner and many Airmen are asking themselves, “How will it affect future promotions, and what can I do to prepare my Airmen…

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Master self for physical fitness

Posted  October 3, 2014

It’s been said one thing is a constant — change. We are seeing this more and more in the Air Force with programs such as force management, but change can be beneficial. This is especially true when it comes to mastering yourself for your physical fitness test. The Air Force Chief of Staff emphasizes that…

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Island Breeze comes in full force

Posted  October 3, 2014

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Island Breeze, a new restaurant on the third floor of Bldg. 1150 at Luke Air Force Base, opened Sept. 16. Island Breeze serves up a variety of food choices for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is open 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the restaurant or…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Moving Wall The Moving Wall, a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open 24 hours a days today through Monday and is located west of the Starpointe Residents Club at 17665 W. Elliot Road in Estrella Mountain Ranch Community. It is free to all attending. A POW/MIA remembrance and candlelight…

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Fire safety

Posted  October 3, 2014

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus signs the 2014 Fire Prevention Week proclamation Monday at Luke Air Force Fire Station No. 1. This year’s theme is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month.” Events include a fire truck parade around base and open house at the fire station at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information about…

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TBolt fuels singing passion through sacrifice

Posted  October 3, 2014

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Samantha Renner, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, sings the National Anthem at the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Renner has been singing the National Anthem at Luke for the past eight years. The sound of the cheering crowd was overwhelming as…

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Operation KIDS program gives children simulated deployment experience

Posted  October 3, 2014

Deployments can be both scary and confusing for children, but the Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center’s 6th Biennial Operation KIDS event on Oct. 25 can help reduce uncertainty and promote pride in the role parents play in supporting the mission. “The program is designed for military children between the ages of…

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October: Domestic Violence Prevention Month Any cruelty harmful to family

Posted  October 3, 2014

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Shakespeare October in the Valley of the Sun is a time for outdoor barbecues and football tailgating parties. But October is also Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Domestic violence is one of those topics not often raised at those barbecues and tailgating parties. Yet,…

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