May 10, 2018

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018

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

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place! This month’s cover story shares innovations developed by Airmen of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron to enhance maintenance procedures for F-35 ejection mechanisms. These improvements to the replacement of explosive canopy charges used during the ejection process are producing significant savings in manpower requirements and enhancing overall mission safety. Well Done! In other news, we have our Salutes and Awards page this month. Click through to pages 4 and 8 to see recent honorees. And on our center spread, pages 12 and 13, we have a great photo feature on the recent visit of the USAF Honor Guard team, who provided training to honor guard units from Luke AFB and other local areas. All this, plus information on Luke community and family resources, in this month’s issue of the Luke AFB Thunderbolt! Copies of the newspaper are on the streets now. Pick one up when you’re out and about this weekend, or click on the link above to access a digital copy of this month’s edition of Thunderbolt, viewable on your computer or mobile device.  “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 – have a great weekend! #aerotechnews #lukeafbnews

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Taste of Luke

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A competitor at the Taste of Luke cooking competition peels an avocado at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2018. The cooking competition, like others that the 56th Force Suppor...

SFS, EOD visit local middle school

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician talks about his equipment and work with a group of students from L. Thomas Heck Middle School April 20, 2018...

Luke Education Center

Did you know that Active Duty members are eligible for up to $4500 in Tuition Assistance each year? Or that children of Active Duty members in Arizona are eligible for a scholarship to help cover the cost of private school? Learn more about some of the education benefits in this video and then head to...