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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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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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Street Beat

Posted  October 10, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 30 through Oct. 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving violation and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 30: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. a fixed object accident at Bldg. 894. There were no injuries. Oct. 3: Security…

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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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