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Seashells on BMGR point to prehistoric trading route

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Teresa Walker

During three days in April, 19 tribal members from seven Arizona tribes and one from New Mexico gathered at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for a consultation meeting sponsored by the 56th Range...

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Lightning strikes twice: Luke Airman receives second AF weather award

Posted April 20, 2012 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — There’s an old saying that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but it did for one Luke Air Force Base Airman. Tech. Sgt. Gregory Spiker, joint meteorology and...

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LRS member receives Air Force-level award

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

A 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron member received the Colonel Cynthia L. Benulis Air Force Logistics Readiness Field Grade Officer of 2011 award. Maj. Marie Meihls, 56th LRS director of operations received the prestigious award which is named in memory of Benulis who...

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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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Four pilots selected for test pilot school

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Macario Mora

Four pilots and two alternates were recently selected from Luke Air Force Base to attend the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and the U.S. Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Md., after a nearly nine-month selection process. “This was my first application,” said Major…

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Out-of-town visitors

Posted March 31, 2012 by

Maj. Justin Robinson, 69th Fighter Squadron pilot, explains the control panel of an F-16 to Ambassador Sichan Siv during a recent visit to Luke Air Force Base as part of a San Antonio civic leader tour. The group joined the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The group of 23 arrived on…

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Luke pilot breaks 3,000 hours

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Soaring above the skies of Luke Air Force Base, a pilot reached a milestone few pilots can claim throughout their careers. Maj. Saxon Yandell, 69th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, reached his 3,000th F-16 flying hour March 15 after 15 years of flying. While attending the U.S. Air Force Academy he wasn’t sure he…

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Medal of Honor recipient visits Luke, speaks to 308th Fighter Squadron

Posted March 27, 2012 by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

A Medal of Honor recipient who earned distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War visited the 308th Fighter Squadron March 16 at Luke Air Force Base.
James Fleming, 69, who retired as a colonel in 1996…

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Medical team goes Lean to save

Posted March 27, 2012 by 1st Lt. Ryan Decamp

Do you like long waits for medical appointments? I didn’t think so. The 56th Medical Group doesn’t like you waiting either, and they chose to do something about it. They decided to get “Lean.” More than 40 students from a handful of Air Force bases attended the Lean For Healthcare course taught March 5 to 9 on Luke Air Force Base. The students included…

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Graydon Williams award winner announced

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Senior Master Sgt. Steve Brook, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron transportation manager, was selected as the 2011 Graydon Williams Award recipient. The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee presented the award during a recent luncheon held at Club Five Six…

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