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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…

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Fabrication Flight

Posted October 12, 2018 by
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Space

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted October 11, 2018 by

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

Posted October 11, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted October 9, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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People and Places

Nobel Prize winner’s line began in Spain, Cuba

Posted October 5, 2018 by Courtesy of www.hispanicheritagemonth.org

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911, the second child and oldest son of Walter Alvarez, a physician, and his wife Harriet née Smyth. His grandfather, Luis F. Álvarez, was a physician…

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Health & Safety

Know signs of abuse in relationships

Posted October 5, 2018 by by LIEU HUYNH

October is Halloween season, when many of us are gearing up for trips to haunted houses, costume parties, and taking the kids trick or treating. Did you know October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? It seems, despite the popularity of horror films, the real-life horror of domestic violence is one that many people can’t…

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People and Places

Refugee recalls horrors

Posted October 4, 2018 by Story and photo by Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

She remembers the smell. Without a functioning sanitation system, raw sewage lined the rows of tents in the camp. Families would shower by poking holes into cups and pouring small amounts of their rationed water into them. Not enough to clean a child. She had no friends, save for her siblings. With no schools, the…

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Health & Safety

Take your best shot to avoid getting flu

Posted October 4, 2018 by Courtesy of 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

As the influenza season quickly approaches, it’s important those in the Luke Air Force Base community stay informed and readily prepared to protect their loved ones and themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the flu virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, aches, sore throat, stuffy…

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56th Medical Group

Posted October 4, 2018 by

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Supports 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs. Motto: “Prevention is better than cure.” Demographics: There are 51 military active-duty personnel, eight civilians and six contractors. Leadership Commander: Col. David Duval Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Sally White Responsibilities:…

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