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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.


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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan
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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Posted  June 22, 2018

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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Salutes & Awards

Luke’s Honor Guard awards presentation

Posted  June 20, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, gives remarks after presenting Luke’s graduating honor guardsmen with an Air Force Achievement medal June 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony was the culmination of the honor guardsmen’s one-year service to Luke’s Honor Guard…

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle safety

Posted  June 20, 2018

One of the most important things about riding a motorcycle is personal protective equipment. Make sure you’re wearing all the gear, all the time.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Posted  June 18, 2018

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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‘Day of Hope’ inspires Airmen to mentor children in need

Posted  June 15, 2018

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Ryan Witt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services engineer, shows equipment on Engine 364 to the children of Childhelp at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 12, 2018. Children spent time touring Fire Station 361’s living quarters, equipment and vehicles. Airmen gathered outside of the…

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