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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

Airman takes action, saves three families

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! On our cover this week, we bring you news from the 56th Maintenance Group here at Luke. Members of the Group have been hard at work implementing changes in weapons load training processes.

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.


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310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Posted  August 13, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals that the chocks are pulled, Aug. 8, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 310th Fighter Squadron is the largest producer of F-16 pilots in the Air Force. Currently the 310th FS is conducting…

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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted  August 10, 2018

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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Luke firefighters lead training advancements

Posted  August 10, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Damian Proano, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests equipment on a fire engine Aug. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s firemen train constantly to maintain competency in all procedures, whether military or civilian. As firemen arrive at the residence they…

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2018 Cardinals Salute-to-Service Boot Camp

Posted  August 8, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals, in collaboration with local organizations, invited Thunderbolts to the University of Phoenix stadium to participate in the 2018 Cardinals Boot Camp, where Airmen ran drills and tested their football skills in a mock-combine.

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Back-to-School Bash 2018

Posted  August 8, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A child picks out school supplies during the Back-To-School Bash July 25, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event allowed on-base and local organizations to provide hundreds of backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and other school supplies to military families preparing for the new school year….

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