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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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DEVANTE WILLIAMS Health & Safety

Luke host 4th annual bodybuilding competition

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Abraham Purdy, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, and Jonathan Maytes, civilian, pose for the judges Aug. 15 during the Luke Air Force Base bodybuilding competition. When people think about bodybuilding, they might think about superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger whose body is an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders around the world….


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Air Force News – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Germany Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies Oct. 7 and launched their first mission to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. The team of Airmen flying with the aircraft made stops in Spain, Senegal and Liberia, an area heavily affected by…

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People First – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 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.  Air Force releases criteria for new service medal Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear…

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Phishing: How to avoid it

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nearly everyone connects to the Internet, be it Facebook, shopping online or emailing at work. Being connected to the Internet has made life significantly easier, and while the World Wide Web is generally safe, it’s important to be aware that criminals are online looking to exploit individuals through any means necessary. One method criminals use…

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Posted  October 17, 2014

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 17, 2014

Effective Nov. 1, temporary duty travel for less than 30 days will not have per diem rate changes. However, TDY travel greater than 30 days will be limited to 75 percent of the maximum lodging rate and per diem rate. If you go TDY more than 180 days, travelers will be limited to 55 percent…

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Airmen follow LEAD to party

Posted  October 17, 2014

Staff Sgt. Kristen Reid, 56th Medical Support Squadron unit deployment manager, launches a bean bag during a game of corn hole. The game was just one of several activities during the block party.   Gen. Robin Rand, Air Education and Training Command commander, shakes hands with volunteers during the block party. The AETC commander, accompanied…

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Fly Over: ‘The Gift’ and ‘World Buffet’

Posted  October 17, 2014

On Amazon, Netflix and in stores: ‘The Gift’ Before beginning this review, let me just admit my bias against “scary” movies. For those who have read my past reviews, you probably noticed I appreciate stories and music that are uplifting and positive. That being said, a strong script and good acting can make a fan…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy photo Booker T. Washington “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington I was one of a handful of religion majors at my undergraduate college….

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Street Beat

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 6 through 12 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. fixed object hit and run at the intersection of Bong Lane…

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Sports Shorts – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

EMS edges out OSS in playoff Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   Benjamin Collins, 56th Operations Support Squadron tight-end, runs the ball as Taylor Keller, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron wide receiver and safety, attempts to grab Collins’ flag Oct. 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The end score was 19-13…

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