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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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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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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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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted October 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

This week’s Thunderbolt of the Week goes to an end-of-year team made up of members from multiple squadrons at Luke Air Force Base. Together they awarded more than $50 million enabling 110 mission critical and essential requirements for Luke, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and Gila Bend. FROM LEFT: First row, Capt. James Vicchairelli, 56th Fighter…

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56th MDG celebrates 40th

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

The 56th Medical Group celebrated the 40th birthday of its building Nov. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The MDG provides physical and mental health care for military and retirees in the surrounding area. While the event was for the building, it centered on the accomplishments of the Airmen.

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I do solemnly …

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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AFAF campaign: Committed to caring

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Air Force senior leaders review Air Force Assistance Fund affiliate web sites in preparation for the 2015 AFAF drive at the Pentagon. Seated are Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III, and standing from the left are Air Force Vice Chief of…

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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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