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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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Air Force News – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Maryland Six Air Force organizations moved under Air Force Materiel Command Oct. 1 to integrate and form the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when it’s activated in 2015. The Air Force realigned to AFMC the Civil Engineer Center, Financial Services Center, Installation Contracting Agency and Security Forces Center along with the Cost Analysis…

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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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