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Construction plan supports F-35 program

A multi-disciplinary team across the 56th Fighter Wing is preparing Luke Air Force Base to become the largest F-35 Lightning II training base in the world.

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Munition flight’s isolation strengthens unit

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight involves all types of conventional munition systems and is an essential component to the Luke Air Force Base mission.

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Reservist lends hand

Master Sgt. Steven Joubert, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, is the first Air Reserve technician aircrew chief to hold a position within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit since the base realignment and closure in 2007.

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This week in history

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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U.S. service members receive ‘heroic welcome’ at Ramstein

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived safely Aug. 24 at Ramstein Air Base via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train Aug. 21.


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Construction plan supports F-35 program

Posted  September 4, 2015

A multi-disciplinary team across the 56th Fighter Wing is preparing Luke Air Force Base to become the largest F-35 Lightning II training base in the world.

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The Psychology of Leadership

Posted  September 4, 2015

Lt. Col. Gregory Frana When given the opportunity to lead, how do great leaders ensure people want to follow them? In the military it is sometimes the case that followers simply have to follow, but what makes people “want” to follow? The study of leadership has been taking place since the beginning of time. Great…

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Refuse to fear change

Posted  September 4, 2015

Are you afraid of change? Most people are. Every day we experience change in our lives, and we certainly can’t hide from it. We learn and grow from changes; that’s what makes the world go around. With all of the Air Force and day-to-day life changes, learning to deal with change must be one of…

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IN BRIEF

Posted  September 4, 2015

Stand up for vets The 3rd Annual Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Glendale Community College Student Union. There will be employment opportunities, social services, legal services, free hair cuts for veterans, free lunch for vets and their families, and more. Vets can apply for healthcare and…

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Munition flight’s isolation strengthens unit

Posted  September 4, 2015

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight involves all types of conventional munition systems and is an essential component to the Luke Air Force Base mission.

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Reservist lends hand

Posted  September 4, 2015

Master Sgt. Steven Joubert, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, is the first Air Reserve technician aircrew chief to hold a position within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit since the base realignment and closure in 2007.

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August: National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Posted  September 4, 2015

Luke hosts first breastfeeding awareness luncheon Luke held its first Breastfeeding Awareness Luncheon to show support for breastfeeding mothers and their right to choose. Certificates of appreciation were handed out for mothers who are committed to breastfeeding. Prizes and food were donated. With changes occurring throughout the Defense Department in regard to physical fitness postpartum…

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Mold still problem in dry desert

Posted  September 4, 2015

People don’t think of mold here in the desert. However, molds are fungi that can be found practically everywhere. They are essential in devouring waste in the environment, from eliminating dead vegetation to dilapidated structures. Molds can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that…

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Air Force News – September 4, 2015

Posted  September 4, 2015

Washington A 15-member Type-3 Incident Management team arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base Aug. 22 to stand up a fire mobilization center aiding the firefighting efforts across eastern Washington. The resources inbound from California, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Nevada, will form eight task force components. Louisiana Ten years ago, the Airmen of Keesler Air…

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People First – September 4, 2015

Posted  September 4, 2015

2016 visionary leadership award nominees sought Nominations for the 2016 General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award will be accepted through Oct. 16. Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, the award recognizes service members and civilians who have exhibited innovation, commitment and a selfless spirit of service while inspiring others and significantly improving the…

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