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Local

EOD blows it up

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

The sun blazed down as they hiked and climbed through the rough terrain. As the search for improvised explosive devices continued they were forced into a defensive stance, firing at enemy targets.

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MDOS decons victims in exercise

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airmen from 56th Medical Operations Squadron took part in a decontamination exercise Oct. 10 at the 56th Medical Group clinic.

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Health & Safety

This week reminder to be safe around flames

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Photo by Staff Sgt.C.J. HATCH Members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services hold a parade of historic fire trucks through base housing Oct. 5 to launch Fire Prevention Week festivities. October’s fire prevention week, reminds people of the dangers and destructive power fire holds when it burns out of control. In…

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Hard work, mentors lead to big block party success

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Photo by Staff Sgt.NESTOR CRUZ Luke Airmen engage their opponents in a game of tug-o-war Oct. 4 at Fowler Park. LEAD council members hosted a block party featuring games, food, music and a bouncy castle for children. Summer may be over, but the weather was just right Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base for…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt wins national nurse award

Posted October 11, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior AirmanDAVID OWSIANKA Maj. Betty Venth, 56th Medical Group Family Health Flight commander, stands in front of Airmen she leads Oct. 1 in the 56th MDG Assembly Room. Venth recently received a national top nurse award for excellence in patient and staff management. A Luke Air Force Base Airman was named one of the top…

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Air Force

New leader takes reins at MAJCOM

Posted October 11, 2013 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Courtesy Photo Gen. Robin Rand JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Gen. Robin Rand took command of Air Education and Training Command from Gen. Edward Rice Jr. during a ceremony Thursday. Gen. Mark Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff, presided over the ceremony. Rand previously served as the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command,…

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AETC commander retires after 35 years of service

Posted October 11, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. BETH ANSCHUTZ

Courtesy Photo Edward Rice Jr. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The commander of Air Education and Training Command retired Thursday, ending a 35-year career of service and commitment to the U.S. Air Force. Gen. Edward Rice Jr., a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, retired after handing AETC’s reins over to Gen….

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This week in history

Posted October 11, 2013 by ick Griset

Oct. 1998: Low on parts, no spare engines Fifteen years ago this month, the 56th Component Repair Squadron, later designated the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, hit a milestone. They had no engine holes in any aircraft and had one spare engine for the first time in five years. The question is how did they get…

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Veterans

Sports clinic helps veterans

Posted October 11, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Have you ever tried running with one leg or shooting an arrow blind?

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Fighter squadrons improve community

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior Airman David Owsianka Airmen from the 310th Fighter Squadron shovel rock into a wheelbarrow Saturday during a Habitat for Humanity event in Surprise. Airmen completed landscaping and painted a courtyard for four homes. More than 40 Luke Airmen stepped up to help the community in a home improvement challenge. Four Luke Air Force Base…

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