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Sports

Flag football makes comeback

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Coaches of the 2016 flag football tournament get together for a meeting Jan. 15 in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. They discussed rule changes and schedules.

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JAMES HENSLEY
Events

Thunderbolts march to honor MLK

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

In a familiar scene, Thunderbolts gathered in remembrance of the march on Washington D.C. that Martin Luther King Jr. led in 1963. The event was held to celebrate the success of the civil rights movement up to that point, and to honor King and those who stood with him. One guest speaker shared his thoughts…

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PEDRO MOTA
Air Force

Aggressors assist 310th B-course students

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and 57th Aircraft Maintenance Unit out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, provided red air support for the 310th Fighter Squadron B course student pilots Jan. 4 through today at Luke Air Force Base. “Red air basically means we played as the bad guys in different scenarios for two weeks,” said…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Local

Base supply center creates opportunities

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

With a limited number of jobs available in the U.S., it can be difficult for people to find employment. There is an added challenge to overcome for people with disabilities. Since 1997, the Luke Air Force Base Supply Center has employed people with disabilities. The Arizona Industries for the Blind employs workers whose tasks range…

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Senior Airman Grace Lee
Air Force

Luke F-35 competes first time in load crew competition

Posted January 14, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke F-35 competes first time in load crew competition A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II crew competed Dec. 18 for the first time in a load crew competition here against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews. The 425th AMU scored the highest points and won the competition. Quarterly load crew competitions showcase the combat…

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GRACE LEE
Health & Safety

Med tech satisfies ‘need for speed’

Posted January 14, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

She runs the 1.5-mile run in 9:15, and she’s placed first in all the 5-kilometer runs she’s attended. Like a machine, she zones out and focuses on the task at hand — running. “I’ve been running for 15 years,” said Senior Airman Melissa Franks, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine medical technician. “I started running…

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RIDGE SHAN
World

Norwegian F-35 flies for first time under Norwegian command

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Morten Hanche, a Norwegian F-35 Lightning II student pilot training under the 62nd Fighter Squadron, flew the first sortie of a Norwegian F-35 Monday at Luke Air Base. Hanche has been training at Luke under the instruction of American instructor pilots for the past several months in order to be among Norway’s first F-35…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Air Force

MWD handler — not an ordinary Airman

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

While most dogs are considered pets, in the Air Force a select few Airmen view them as partners and lifesavers for not just themselves, but for others. These Airmen are trained to deploy with military working dogs who detect explosive devices in advance of lives being in danger. One Airman came into the Air Force…

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STACI MILLER
Sports

Thunderbolts compete in winter games

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Thunderbolts showed off their competitive spirit Dec. 8 through 12 during the 2015 Luke Air Force Base Winter Games, hosted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center. The events started on Tuesday with a 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament, Humvee push and home-run races. The home-run races were a series of relays consisting of…

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LOUIS VEGA Jr.
Health & Safety

Mayo Clinic cardiologist joins AFRC

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Both a father’s dream for his son’s success and a son’s desire to serve his country came true Oct. 24. Dr. John Beshai, Arizona Mayo Clinic cardiologist and senior associate consultant, took the oath of office for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, and more specifically the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, during a short ceremony…

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