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Youngest Navy enlistee becomes admiral

Posted September 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JASMINE WELLS

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month and featuring individuals of hispanic decent and the contributions they made to the U.S. ‘Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!’ Those famous words were shouted by James Glasgow Farragut. Born July 5, 1801, he would go down in history as…

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Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Warriors compete in memory of ‘Hot Shots’

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt Timothy Boyer

While this was its fourth consecutive year, the competition took on additional meaning this time around. The final stage of the contest was filled with challenges dedicated to the memory of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell wildfire July 1 in Central Arizona.

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Flagstaff: The Other Side of Arizona Holds Tuthill treasure

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Phoenix residents are familiar with the local topography consisting of dry brush and cacti. But a two-and-a-half hour drive north on Interstate 17 shows a different side of Arizona as desert sand and vegetation give way to verdant grass and pine trees.

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C.J. HATCH
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Monsoon brings it! Dust, rain, light show

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Staff Sgt.C.J. HATCH Lightning strikes over the White Tank Mountains Aug. 26 during a thunderstorm as seen from the end of the runway. Residents of Luke Air Force Base and the surrounding area were treated to nature’s light show, high winds and heavy rain. The blue skies quickly turn to a steel gray, the wind…

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GRACE LEE
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Munitions storage vital to AMMO

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Master Sgt. Howard Suggs, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage NCO-in-charge, ties a special ammo knot securing the wooden crates in one of the munitions storage units Aug. 26 on Luke Air Force Base. Munitions storage is responsible for managing and storing 18 million pounds of munitions on base, which is worth…

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Luke personal trainer overcomes obstacles

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo Paul Johnson, 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center fitness specialist supervisor, second from the left, poses for a photo with his track teammates in May 1979 in California. This photo was taken 11 months after Johnson recovered from a serious car accident. Looking at Paul Johnson, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist…

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Know home-buying basics before becoming owner

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There comes a time when one may want to look at purchasing instead of renting a home and if done smartly, the advantages of owning a home can be greater than renting. “Given a long enough time line, a good home can be an appreciating asset,” said Cory Carmichael, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and…

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This week in history: September 6

Posted September 6, 2013 by

September 1989: Northrop military sales training ends Courtesy photo An F-5 sits on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base sometime in the early ‘80s. The Northrop F-5 Foreign Military Sales training program ended after locally producing 1,499 graduates and 200 more using mobile training teams. That training program was somewhat unusual. The program was…

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Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
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FST saves service members’ lives

Posted September 6, 2013 by Thunderbolt along for ride

The phone rings and a medic answers. It’s a service member ready to give a nine-line report. There’s been a rocket attack resulting in several injuries. The medics quickly prepare for the incoming patients.

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CE challenges ALS to readiness

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Students attending the John J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School were the first to participate in the ALS unit mentorship program Aug. 27 with the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, which took them through a mini course of the jobs CE does.

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