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SARC receive annual training

The sexual assault prevention and response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates attend annual training as a commitment to remain resilient and up to date on all current strategies for victims of sexual assault.

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Pronghorn home on range

“Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play …” aren’t just lyrics from an old Gene Autry song. It’s a reality for the Sonoran pronghorn that are thriving on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. But, it wasn’t always that way.

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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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vESD new way to fix e-issues

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force cyber support is changing. No longer will users call the Enterprise Service Desk and wait for a technician to solve their issue. Starting early November, Air Education and Training Command base computers will have a Virtual Enterprise Service Desk application installed which can be used to fix users’ and Information Assurance Officers’ electronic…

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Red Cross trains, supports Airmen

Posted  October 10, 2014

Most military and family members know the Red Cross organizes blood drives and notifies members of family emergencies, but what they may not know is that they do much more to serve Luke Air Force Base Airmen. One way the Red Cross assists Airmen and their families is by giving them the opportunity to enhance…

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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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