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Max, a 21-pound gray tabby cat, is on official Army orders to the Luke Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic in Glendale, Ariz. Not only does he increase the morale of the staff and visitors to the clinic, he also officially provides "Fat Cat Security and Pest Control" as stated in his orders. (Photo by Deborah Silliman Wolfe) Clinic cat on orders to Luke
During the past ten years, the Luke Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic has seen six civilian and military vets come and go, as well as countless veterinary techs and other workers. But there has been a constant presence at the vet clinic over the past decade. His name is Max. Max, a 21-pound gray tabby cat, was brought into the vet clinic July 1999
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2009
Five hundred pound live explosive bombs are prepped at the Munitions Assembly Conveyor (MAC) at the munitions storage area by 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron's munitions conventional crew members at Luke AFB, Aug. 31.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ronifel Yasay) Luke munitions: providing firepower
What makes an F-16 Fighting Falcon a force to be reckoned with? Is it the aviator who pilots the aircraft -- partly, yes. Is it the aircraft itself or the people who keep it functioning -- again, partly yes. But it's the bullets, bombs and missiles that fire from the F-16 that inflict damage upon the enemy. Luke has 220 men and women that ensure
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Default Air Force Logo When intensity kills
Pushing the body's physical limits during exercise is a means to muscular improvement; but sometimes the body pushes back - hard. In recent worst-case scenarios two Luke Air Force Base Airmen were hospitalized after their bodies hit them with exertional rhabdomyolysis."Rhabdomyolysis is an extreme breakdown of muscle cell that results in the
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2009
Red Cross Volunteer, Betty Grenig, 88, was recently presented the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Volunteer Excellence Award at a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke volunteer “knits” life of service
Red Cross volunteer Betty Grenig, 88, was recently presented the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Volunteer Excellence Award at a ceremony here by Col. Hank Reed, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander. After six wars and 70 years of helping thousands of military members, she keeps on giving. "Betty started her volunteering days by knitting socks and
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Club membership: More than dues
Since the inception of the U.S. Air Force in 1947, camaraderie and esprit de corps have been important factors in creating a distinguishable military force. Air Force Clubs have since been a signature location for Airmen to build on personal and professional relationships. "The Luke Air Force Base clubs have been around since 1961 and have always
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Tower controllers survey Luke’s airfield. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Sandra Welch) Final story in a four part series: Luke tower controllers put eyes to skies
Each day Luke Air Force Base's tower controllers work together with local airport personnel to monitor the surrounding skies and ensure aircraft safety. These controllers are anything but green, as the road taken to become an experienced control asset can last more than two years. "While constantly training new Airmen to safely control the skies,
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2009
A 56th Fighter Wing Airman runs laps at the base track for morning physical training as the sun starts to peek over the horizon. Airmen have accepted the Air Force policy of being “fit to fight” and Luke Air Force Base is an example of a base adapting to the fitness culture. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Wolfe) Personal fitness: What is it?
Sure, anyone can crack open a dictionary and read that fitness is "the state of being fit" but really, what is fitness? Luke Air Force Base fitness gurus would say there's more to fitness than being fit; and fitness is only one part of the process in achieving this "state of being fit." "Personal fitness is an individual thing, whether you're
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Junior right at home with Spikes
Junior walked into the 62nd Fighter Squadron's briefing room early in the morning of July 10 and began telling the assistant director of operations about the aircraft in the pictures hanging on the wall. An hour later, he did the same in the 56th Fighter Wing vice commander's office. Most new pilots would not dare try this, but Junior is not like
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Retiree going strong at fitness center
He owns a '65 Mustang, has a college degree in secondary education, fought in Vietnam and was an air traffic controller. He also keeps up with players on the court and punches them out on strikes officiating basketball and softball. Did I mention he is a 72-year old retired Air Force Master Sergeant? Charles Dunning joined the Air Force in 1955 and
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2009
Sculptures made by artist, Dale Chihuly are on display at The Desert Botanical Gardens now through May 31. "Red Reeds" one of the many sculptures stands out among the green of the surrounding cactus. Admission to the garden is $15 and reservations are available. Chihuly: The Nature of Glass
The Desert Botanical Gardens is featuring Chihuly: The Nature of Glass now through May 31. The garden is currently full of blown glass sculptures made by artist, Dale Chihuly, known for his unique glass art. A walk through the desert landscape will reveal the bright blues, vibrant reds and subdued greens of the sculptures among the cacti. "Great
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