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Reserve IPs support F-35 mission

Senior Airman Grace Lee Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, left, and Maj. Eric Puels, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pilots, stand in front of an F-35 Lightning II on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Air Force Reserve pilots at Luke are contributing to Luke’s mission by teaching future F-35 pilots how to fly, fight and…

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Airmen bring economic opportunity to Afghan women: T-bolt receives AETC public service award

Courtesy photo The idea for the nonprofit came from Capt. Jon Hudgins after he received a Christmas card from home with a picture in which he saw almost every woman wearing a scarf. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” ~ John F. Kennedy War is a destructive…

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Prevent storm water pollution during monsoon

Courtesy photo The storm drain inlet gates at the POL yard remain closed to prevent potentially contaminated storm runoff from entering the storm sewer system. Heavy winds, thunder, lightning, dust and intense, local rainfall define the Arizona monsoon. The seasonal rainfall supports the unique desert ecology of our area. In the developed parts of our…

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Mentoring provides solutions to challenging times

Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. John Morin shows Airman 1st Class Kevin Dawson, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technicians, where he stands in tasks completed on Air Force Training Records on the Air Force portal at Luke Air Force Base. Morin was giving Dawson advice on what tasks to complete in order for him…

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Sidewinders inaugural class go ‘Fangs out’

Courtesy photo The 311th Fighter Squadron’s inaugural class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots poses for a picture with 311th FS leaders after the class’ graduation ceremony July 31 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The class, 14-FBH, is the first class of F-16 pilots to graduate from Holloman. The class graduated 14 students. HOLLOMAN AIR…


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Sports Shorts – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Antonio Flores, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron, scrambles around the defenders to gain a few yards Sept. 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Flores led the Det. 12 team to victory against the 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies team. Det. 12 routs FWSA in football tragedy Story and photo by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing…

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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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