Luke Editorial Staff

Commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus

Public Affairs chief: Maj. Matt Hasson

Public Affairs deputy chief: Kiley Dougherty

Internal information: Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell

Editor: Deborah Leuthold

Designer: Tinna Sellie

Editorial Information

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The 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office prepares all editorial content for the Thunderbolt. The editor will edit or rewrite material for clarity, brevity or to conform with Air Force style as required by Air Force Instruction 35-101. Submission deadline is at noon the Wednesday nine days prior to the desired publication date. Contributions for the Thunderbolt can be made to the Public Affairs office, 14185 West Falcon Street, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 85309 or through e-mail to The editor can be reached at 623-856-5998 and the fax number is 623-856-6013.

The Thunderbolt uses material from the Armed Forces Information Service, Air Force News Service, AETC News Service and other sources. All advertising is handled by Aerotech News and Review. They can be reached by calling 623-487-7321.

The Thunderbolt is published by Aerotech News and Review, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This civilian enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Thunderbolt are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force.

The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the products or services advertised by the DOD, the Department of the Air Force or Aerotech News and Review.

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Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs office of Luke AFB, Ariz. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated.