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Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Reservist serves underserved communities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer,’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this year…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Holiday Greetings to all in Fighter Country, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digital copy of this week’s Luke AFB Thunderbolt. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:


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Local

Toys for Tots Delivers Holiday Cheer

Posted  December 17, 2018

Courtesy photograph U.S. Marine Corps Reserve members stand with volunteers at a toy collection point in Phoenix, Ariz. Toys were gathered throughout the state from October to December, and will be distributed to more than 300 families now through Dec. 25, 2018. Marines from the U.S. Marine Corps Bulk Fuel Company “C” at Luke Air…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid
Local

Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Posted  December 14, 2018

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

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Salutes & Awards

Honoring the life of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace

Posted  December 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook A picture of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace is displayed during a memorial service Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grace was assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and was recognized as the Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2018. The life of Capt….

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
Local

Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

Posted  December 10, 2018

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Holiday Magic brings the snow, other activities to Luke

Posted  December 10, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Children play on a pile of snow during Holiday Magic 2018, Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Holiday Magic is an annual base wide event where children can participate in events such as meeting Santa, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, and face painting….

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