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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

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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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310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals that the chocks are pulled, Aug. 8, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 310th Fighter Sq...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Airman takes action, saves three families

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Tech Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintainer poses for a portrait Aug. 6, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz. On July 14, 2018, Cleary...
 
 
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Luke firefighters lead training advancements

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Damian Proano, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests equipment on a fire engine Aug. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s firemen train c...