July 7, 2017

Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range operations comply with cultural preservation laws. The road and area being excavated was previously washed out during monsoon storms in July and August 2014. The area received more than 10 inches of rain in a few weeks – more than the area normally receives annually. Materials and features discovered at the site suggest the site was primarily used to process and cook local vegetation. Continued testing will determine the age of the site and how cultures survived in the desert environment of the BMGR.

This photo provides an overview of archaeological excavations currently being carried out on the BMGR. The 56th Range Management Office resource management staff is tasked with ensuring that range operations comply with our nation’s cultural preservation laws. As part of this compliance requirement, SRI is excavating a significant archaeological site.

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



Airpower pioneer Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager visits Luke

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager sits in his wheelchair while visiting Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. In 1943, the flying ace graduated flight training and received h...

AGE flight implements 32-day training program

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a new program to accelerate training for three-level Airmen on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35A Lightning II. Throughout an Airman’s career, on-the-job-training and career development courses are required to progress in career and skill level. These skill levels...

Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

Women’s History Month honors the contributions women have made throughout history. Since 1981 the U.S has taken time to celebrate this every March. This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz...