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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Technology

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez
Local

New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

Posted  February 14, 2019

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook
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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Posted  February 11, 2019

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider
Technology

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

Posted  February 8, 2019

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook
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F-35 Demo Team develops new ground performance

Posted  February 6, 2019

While the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson has been hard at work refining the aerial maneuvers for their all-new demonstration, the maintainers have also been practicing their newly developed ground performance.

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Mountain Home AFB civic leaders visit Luke

Posted  February 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Armond Conner, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, teaches C.D. Houston, Mountain Home Military Affairs Committee board member, how to detect cracks in a metal plate, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The gap between communities and bases closes when…

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