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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…

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Luke’s best shine

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…


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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 6, 2015

I recently briefed our wing leadership concerning the religious make up of Luke Air Force Base. Our Air Force is very diverse — racially, socioeconomically and religiously. This diversity strengthens our service and in many ways separates us from our civilian neighbors and friends who can, at least in some aspects of their lives, associate…

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Fly Over: ‘Empire’ and ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive′

Posted  February 6, 2015

On Fox: ‘Empire’ “Empire” is a new, American musical drama television series on the FOX network directed by Lee Daniels, known for directing “Precious” and “The Butler.” The show includes an all-star cast with actor Terrence Howard, playing Lucious Lyon, music mogul and co-founder of the empire along with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie…

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Camp puts ‘fun’ in football fundamentals

Posted  February 6, 2015

Jillian Artiges, daughter of Maj. Michael Artiges, 308th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, catches a pass Jan. 29 during youth football camp at Luke Air Force Base. The camp, run by ProCamps Worldwide, specializes in football fundamentals, with campers receiving instruction from NFL players and football coaches from the local area.   Gabriel Gutierrez,…

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Street Beat

Posted  February 6, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 26 through Feb. 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 26: Security forces responded to a report from an individual of damage to private property in the base exchange parking lot after returning from the…

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Sports Shorts – February 5, 2014

Posted  February 6, 2015

FSS squeaks by AAFES 49-44 Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Mark Lane, 56th Force Support Squadron, member of the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team, floats the ball to the hoop Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Force Support Squadron basketball team took on the Army and…

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl players practice at Luke

Posted  January 30, 2015

Senior Airman Grace Lee Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, assigned to Team Carter, signs footballs for fans at Luke. NFL Pro Bowl players came to the Luke Air Force Base football field Jan. 21 to practice and sign autographs for service members and their families. Since 1938, the Pro Bowl has been an NFL tradition…

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Let’s be an all-volunteer force

Posted  January 30, 2015

Well, we made it through the holiday season. Hopefully we have all reset and are ready to rock and roll this year. By now we should be well into fulfilling the New Year’s resolutions that we set in place to improve ourselves. I’m sure you are hitting the gym more or maybe just starting to….

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Stay out of rain; see bigger picture

Posted  January 30, 2015

Supervisors, you build and lead teams to the best of your abilities. You hold an umbrella of protection over your people, but what do you do when one of your members runs into the rain via a bad decision? Do you take your protective umbrella from other members to go cover your solo member? Or…

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Luke 1 takes last Viper ride

Posted  January 30, 2015

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, returns from his last flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 23 at Luke Air Force Base. Pleus’ last flight symbolizes Luke stepping forward with a new mission — training the world’s greatest F-35 fighter pilots. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander,…

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News Briefs January 30, 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

VH1 concert VH1 and sponsors supporting the event are hosting a Super Bowl Blitz concert featuring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX at 5 p.m. today in Hangar 999 as a “Thank you” to those who serve in the U.S. military. Members of the Luke community are invited and the concert is free. Service members…

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