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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

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607th ACS all female mission makes history

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.


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A&FRC keeps Airmen resilient, fit to fight

Posted  April 19, 2019

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is the service organization and focal point for Air Force family matters. The Luke Air Force Base A&FRC works to ensure service members and their families hit the ground running wherever they land.

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Luke hosts first quarter load crew competition

Posted  April 17, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Airman 1st Class Justin Duran, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition, April 11, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The load crew competition is designed to encourage friendly competition among load…

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On patrol

Posted  April 17, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Cox Airman 1st Class Abigail Biever, 56th Security Forces Squadron team member, radios in car mileage and vehicle conditions before the start of her shift April 11, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base Ariz. The mission of the 56th SFS is to secure assets, protect the community…

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Luke welcomes its newest library director

Posted  April 15, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Jennifer Crowell, 56th Force Support Squadron library director, shelves a book April 8, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The library has over 30,000 materials to use including books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs.   Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Jennifer Crowell, 56th Force Support Squadron…

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Health & Safety

Air Force to test water near Luke AFB after contamination found on base

Posted  April 15, 2019

PHOENIX — The U.S. Air Force plans to test water in the Phoenix area after finding contamination in a nearby base’s surface and groundwater. The Air Force started requesting permission April 10 to test about 45 wells within a mile surrounding Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, the Arizona Republic reported. A 2017 site inspection…

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