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Salutes & Awards

Fighter pilot goes above, beyond call of duty

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Maj. Adam Thornton, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, stands next to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Thornton deployed to Aviano in support of Operation Unified Protector where he received an Air Medal for acts above and beyond the call of duty. “It was dusk, one of the worst times…

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Precise measurements mean mission success

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Tim Henderson, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron precision maintenance equipment laboratory craftsman, looks through an alignment telescope Nov.1 in Bldg. 417 on Luke Air Force Base. Airmen in PMEL calibrate equipment such as torque wrenches, scales and aircraft reference fixtures. At Luke Air Force Base, precision is key to every mission…

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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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Events

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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