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This week in history

Posted November 15, 2013 by Rick Griset

1918: The war to end all wars Courtesy photo The Armistice, the peace treaty that ended The Great War, was signed in a railroad car outside Versailles, France, at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918. The armistice to end World War I went into effect 95 years ago this week at the 11th hour of the…

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Carnival of Illusion: An intimate evening with vaudeville

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Say the words “magic show” and they conjure up images of children’s parties, rabbits residing in top hats and Vegas performers in sequined outfits.

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T-bolts compete in ‘friendly’ games

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

Thunderbolts gathered Nov. 8 at venues across Luke Air Force Base to enjoy a day of fun, teamwork and camaraderie during the annual sports day and base picnic.

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Know car-buying basics before hitting lot

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There sits the car of your dreams. You feel the desire to buy it and maybe you can, but the question is, “Is this purchase going to be a financially smart decision?”

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‘Daddy Read a Book’ program helps military families

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Military personnel and their families make sacrifices every day, especially when facing times of separation. A program called Daddy Read a Book helps parents bond with their children while deployed.

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Veterans: Never stop serving

Posted November 8, 2013 by Retired Chief Master Sgt. GREG DANIELS

As our nation prepares to celebrate its 94th Armistice or Veterans Day, it is surprising to find out that there is no standardized legal definition of a military veteran. Generally, each time Congress passed a new law authorizing and creating a new veteran benefit, they included eligibility requirements, for example the Post-9/11 G.I. educational benefits….

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Acting SecAF visits Luke AFB

Posted November 8, 2013 by Capt. TRISTAN HINDERLITER

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to Luke Airmen at an all-call Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. Fanning discussed issues facing the Air Force, including sequestration and the importance of preventing sexual assault. Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visited Luke Air Force Base…

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Tuskegee Airman conquered many frontiers

Posted November 8, 2013 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. Asa Herring We often hear the term, “larger than life,” which defines a person’s life as being filled with extraordinary events and accomplishments; a life in which a person overcame obstacles and had achievements, which at the time seemed impossible. Meet retired Lt. Col. Asa Herring, whose body of work…

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Vet turns tragedy to triumph

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy photo Steve Martin, retired Army military police officer, performs a fire hose drag Sept. 6 at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. Martin, currently an Arizona Highway Patrol officer, deployed to Afghanistan embedded with an Army infantry unit. He lost both of his legs after his humvee hit a roadside bomb. It…

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Pilot realizes childhood dream, still serves

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. James “Rusty” Mitchell poses with his A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1979 at the Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England. Mitchell’s military flying career took him around the world to places like South Korea, Colorado, and more, flying the A-10, then the F-16 Fighting Falcon. As a child he always dreamed of…

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