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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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Luke celebrates freedom

Posted  July 10, 2015

Luke Air Force Base held its annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest Saturday at Fowler Park. More than 3,000 people attended the event.

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Updating personal records critical

Posted  July 10, 2015

Although it’s important to update personal records, many people don’t think about it until it’s too late. Knowing when and where to update personal records will help make it happen. When it comes to records and what to update, the 56th Force Support Squadron Force Management and Customer Service, located in Bldg. 1150, are good…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  July 10, 2015

“Perhaps if we saw our spouses concerns as indicators of the need for spiritual growth in our lives, we would be able to honor both God and our spouse by focusing on their happiness and not our own.” ~ Gary Thomas, “Sacred Marriage” Gary Thomas, in his book “Sacred Marriage,” presents a profound conception of…

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Fly Over: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Get Hard’

Posted  July 10, 2015

In theaters: ‘Jurassic World’ I have always believed movie sequels should be released within a four-year window. Within that timeframe, movie studios can take advantage of the excitement over a franchise and put in the time to craft a sequel worthy of the first movie in the series. If a studio decides to resurrect a…

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Ducks graduate 7 to combat air force

Posted  July 10, 2015

Courtesy photo The 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks graduated seven F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots today in class 14-DBC. They are, from left, 1st Lts. Theodore Adams, Chase Welch, Aaron Young, Dane Lannon, Colby Kloepper, David Apsey and Sal Cruz. America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world…

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Street Beat

Posted  July 10, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through July 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incents July 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. Emergency responses June…

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Sports Shorts – July 10, 2014

Posted  July 10, 2015

Falcons win championship Jose Diaz, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, runs to first base during the championship matchup June 28 against the Peoria Athletics at Surprise Sports Complex baseball field. The Falcons defeated the Athletics 8-2. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Luke Air Force Base Falcons dove…

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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Posted  June 26, 2015

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted  June 26, 2015

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted  June 26, 2015

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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