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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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

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

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Airman 1st Class Morgan Ray, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, scans the flight line with binoculars at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

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

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed vertical climb during an F-35 Demo practice at Luke Air Force, Base. Ariz., J...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider A 5-axis computer numerical control machine mills a piece of metal for an F-35A Lightning II, Feb. 6, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Metals technology uses this equipment ...