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Nothing stops an Air Force mom

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it’s designed to raise awareness about disability employment issues and the contributions made by employees with disabilities.

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F-35 arrival ignites memories for retired fighter pilot

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Retired Col. Richard Toliver poses in front of an F-15 Strike Eagle while temporarily stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in 1975. Toliver participated in the operational test and evaluation program at Luke Air Force Base from July 1974 to July 1975. F-15 pilot training began at Luke Air Force Base 40…

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Prime BEEF challenge strengthens Airmen mentally, physically

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

High-quality steaks and hamburgers weren’t involved in the Prime BEEF Challenge April 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Instead, nine teams of 10 Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron faced a series of...

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VBS at Luke: Fun, food, friends

Posted June 15, 2012 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Children color crosses during Vacation Bible School in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel June 6. Food, skits, and arts and crafts were included at the three-day event designed to teach and reinforce...

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MDG adopts Thompson Ranch Elementary

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

The 56th Medical Group adopted Thompson Ranch Elementary School in December 2011 to promote education, mentor the students and provide...

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Health & Safety

‘On house’ medical services not really free

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Capt. JAMES SCHUHS

How many times have you heard that those in the military receive “free” medical care? Well, it is free isn’t it?

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What you give, not what you got main thing

Posted October 26, 2012 by Lt. Col. CHAD BONDURANT

It’s no secret that I love big hair bands from the ’80s and early ’90s. My favorite movie line is from Joe Dirt. “I’m a rocker, dude, through and through. Here’s my favorite bands; AC/DC, Van Halen (not Van Hagar), Skynyrd, Def Lep.” I’m pretty sure I should have been a rock star in another…

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Viper 30-year belle of ball at Luke

Posted December 7, 2012 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

It was a Monday morning 30 years ago thursday when Col. Malcom Bolton, 58th Tactical Training Wing commander, stepped into a moment in history as he prepared to take off in the first permanently assigned F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base.

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted February 1, 2013 by

<h3Staff Sgt. Haley Mestey 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Aerospace Medical Craftsman Hometown: Decatur, Ill. Years in service: Six Family: Husband, Jose; and son, Adrian Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Florida Previous assignments: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Inspirations: 2nd Lt. Kelly Sampson (previously Staff Sgt. Sampson) showed me…

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F-16 bread, butter of LAFB for 30 years

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the U.S. and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly…

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