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Health & Safety

70 lbs of fight …

Posted January 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Maj. Sid Mirghani, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, performs a 70-pound weighted squat Jan. 18 while training for an upcoming CrossFit competition at Luke Air Force Base. Look for the story in the Jan. 31 issue of the Thunderbolt.

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BHM committee holds essay contest

Posted February 21, 2014 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior AirmanDAVID OWSIANKA Ella May Valdez and Melanie Ralston, students at Thompson Ranch Elementary School, receive certificates for winning the Luke Air Force Base Black History Month Committee essay contest. The certificates were presented Wednesday by Capt. Rasheed Wedlow, 56th Medical Group Resource Management Flight commander, Master Sgt. Shawanda Randolph, 56th MDG RMF chief, and…

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Salutes & Awards

WWII vet returns 70 years after earning wings at Luke

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

The Luke Air Force Base Open House and Air Show is not only a great opportunity for the public to experience the capabilities of the Air Force, but it also draws many who have served their country to reminisce on their active-duty days while checking out their old planes on display. For one World War II veteran, the return to Luke was particularly special.

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Salutes & Awards

March honors fallen

Posted April 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

Staff Sgt.DARLENE SELTMANN Retired Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon, guest speaker, spoke April 20 during the kick-off of the March of the Fallen. Slaydon, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, was wounded in 2007 while deployed to Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated in front of him. Airmen and local community members came together April 20…

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56th TRS trains pilots to fly, fight, win

Posted June 6, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Training F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots to carry out the Air Force mission is a big responsibility. The 56th Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is responsible for training F-16 pilots to fly, fight and win.

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Salutes & Awards

Luke welcomes new MDG commander

Posted July 25, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Maureen Charles, incoming 56th Medical Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony July 18 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Yolanda Bledsoe relinquished command of the 56th Medical Group Col. Maureen Charles during a change-of-command ceremony held July…

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Sponsoring Airmen makes big difference for them

Posted August 29, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

A permanent change of station can be overwhelming for the Airman coming from technical training school or for the family who feels as though they have moved a thousand times, but having a sponsor can make all the difference when arriving at a new station.

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Local

Singing historian: Luke civilian adds culture to Arizona communities

Posted April 20, 2012 by Photo and story by Chief Master Sgt. Larry Schneck

His repertoire includes a boisterous collection of sea shanties and the world’s best love songs – not what most Air Force historians would list as their areas of expertise. Rick Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian…

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Events

Tops in Blue

Posted June 8, 2012 by Photographs by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

1st Lt. Kandis Rich, center, Tops in Blue vocalist and operations officer, sings during the Tops in Blue performance June 5 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. Rich is an acquisition officer with the 705th Combat Training Squadron in Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

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New LRS commander

Posted July 20, 2012 by anradmin

Col. Philippe Darcy, then 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff July 6 as she assumes...

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