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Honor guardsman, family man makes good Airman

From the Philippines to the U.S., Tech. Sgt. Richard Galero, 56th Force Support Squadron Honor Guard NCO in charge, has worked hard to succeed professionally, lead his Airmen and provide for his family.

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Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over the next year and a half. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art…

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History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be repainted and have maintenance work completed by the end of the year. The F-104C Starfighter was used to train German…

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944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins are a dual-military couple fresh from active-duty and now serving in the Air Force Reserve….

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Walt Disney inspires squadron

Courtesy photo While stationed at Luke Field, Sgt. Seymour Pine had the unique privilege of accepting the 62nd Fighter Squadron emblem of a boxing bulldog from the artist who drew it — Walt Disney. Everyone had a role to play during World War II at home and abroad. For Sgt. Seymour Pine it was serving…


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Pleus inspires new aviators, displays F-35s

Posted  August 7, 2015

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Columbus Air Force Base’s newest pilots July 24 in the Kaye Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Pleus returned to Columbus AFB in an F-35 Lightning II to display the new aircraft to young aviators. He graduated from Columbus…

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Air Force News – August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

Alaska All around Alaska and out into the Pacific, little white domes dot the mountainside, coastlines and islands — the only tangible evidence of America’s invisible armor. These are the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center long-range radar sites. Their mission is to track aircraft through Alaska’s airspace and along its borders. California California Air…

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People First – August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

AF launches MyVector, mentorship program The Air Force recently launched an improved and rebranded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. The reconfigured online platform…

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Did you know… Red Tails played vital role in WWII

Posted  August 7, 2015

This airpark is dedicated to the Red Tail warriors of the Tuskegee Airmen. The F-16 Fighting Falcon static display has a red tail in honor of the 332nd Fighter Group, which was known as the Red Tail Angels that flew in World War II. The nose of the F-16 is painted with the words “By…

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This week in history

Posted  August 7, 2015

Aug. 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Japan U.S. Army photo A giant mushroom cloud hovers over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped for the first-time ever. Seventy years ago yesterday, President Harry S. Truman ordered the first use of the atomic bomb. He wanted to end World War II as soon as…

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Reading to the Rythm

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 56th Force Support Squadron Library has completed its summer reading program “Reading to the Rhythm,” which ran June 17 through July 22. For six weeks children, ages 4 through 12, were invited to attend the Reading to Rhythm program Wednesdays and read for a minimum of 20 minutes a week. Those who completed the…

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Remember service members with exchange gift card

Posted  August 7, 2015

Americans can give back to the people who defend their country by sending a service member an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card. Exchange gift cards can be sent to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Defense Department’s largest exchange service. These…

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Fly Over: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted  August 7, 2015

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Sequels to video games can sometimes be a bust. Video gamers all over the world expect an additional installment of a franchise to have that same “WOW” factor the original game had. Some games don’t even deserve a sequel, but game companies have to please their customers and deliver the product. There…

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MWDs, pets get ‘cure’ at clinic

Posted  August 7, 2015

Staff Sgt. Dustin Barnes, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, holds Wax, 56th SFS MWD, during an examination at the clinic. The primary mission of the veterinary treatment facility at Luke is to care for the military working dogs. Secondarily, they will care for military members’ pets.   Dr. Kenneth Herman, Luke AFB…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 27 through Aug. 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 27: Security forces responded to a report of a major accident involving a privately owned vehicle vs. a government-owned vehicle at the parking lot of Bldg. 1130. There were…

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