March 21, 2018

Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ

Click on the link below to access a digital copy of this month’s edition of Thunderbolt, viewable on your computer or mobile device.

In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale. Kudos on a job well done! We have more Salutes and Awards for you on page 4, as well as photos featuring 309th and 310th fighter squadron graduates on page 14. We have another nice photo spread in our center section, pages 11 and 12, highlighting recent structural firefighting training exercises at Luke. And did we mention Luke Days? YES – the countdown to Luke Days has begun! Where is our coverage?

Wait for it… we have a Luke Days special edition of Thunderbolt coming your way March 16, just in time for the big weekend! That will be posted on our Facebook page, on our website in our PDF archive, AND distributed on base and at the air show. So check out this week’s regular edition and visit our Facebook page regularly for more news and updates. Copies of the newspaper hit the streets on base starting March 2. Pick one up when you’re out and about.  “Like” our Facebook page for daily updates on news coming out of Luke and other military and defense installations in the desert southwest. It’s our privilege to serve you – see you at Luke Days! #aerotechnews #lukeafbnews

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October is Energy Action Month

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider A house with solar panels sits on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2016. The base has taken large steps in an effort to continue being environmentally conscious and reduce...

F-35 night flying

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II takes off for an evening sortie Oct. 11, 2018, from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots conduct periodic, routine night flying in order t...
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Luke AFB community garden open for growing

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid An Airman assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing examines a ripe pepper in the base community garden, Oct. 9, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The community garden was establish...