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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Sept. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., for whom Luke AFB is named.

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Health & Safety

Are you mission ready? Check your IMR status!

Posted September 6, 2018 by Courtesy of 56th AMDS Public Health

Each year, military members are required to complete specific medical requirements for their individual medical readiness. Completing these requirements ensures the member is worldwide qualified, medically fit to deploy and effectively completing the mission. IMR is one of the key components to medical readiness and each member is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date record at…

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Air Force

310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Posted September 6, 2018 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid and Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals the chocks are pulled Aug. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The 310th Fighter Squadron is the largest producer of F-16 pilots in the Air Force. Currently the 310th FS is conducting three initial qualification classes, also called B-courses, with 10 students each. (Airman…

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Health & Safety

September Blood Drive

Posted September 6, 2018 by

Squadron Time Date Location 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 Equipment Maintenance Squadron parking lot, Bldg. 859 56th EMS Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 EMS parking lot, Bldg. 859 56th Medical Group 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 East hospital parking lot 56th Civil Engineer Squadron 10 a.m….

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Local

Follow your dreams …

Posted September 6, 2018 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai/Rich McManus

Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai/Rich McManus Graduating basic training is an exciting achievement for many but for Airman 1st Class Akwasi Agyeman-Prempeh, 56th Force Support Squadron Food Services apprentice, it was a dream come true. After dealing with hardships in his past, he now makes it his goal to support his family and become the…

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Local

In Brief

Posted September 6, 2018 by

Retiree Appreciation Day Luke Air Force Base Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Navy Operations Support Center. Flu, shingle, pneumonia and tetanus shots will be given. Displays and demonstrations include weapons, military working dogs and more. The commissary and exchange will also feature sidewalk sales. Participants must have an…

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Health & Safety

Military members at higher risk of being affected by TBI

Posted September 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class LONTESHA ELLIS

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is a time to educate individuals on the importance of prevention and treatment of these types of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 153 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Military service members are deployed to areas where they…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted September 6, 2018 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Maj.) R. John Boyer

What choice will you make? Not many people know this, and please don’t tell my mom — but during my freshman year of college, I almost got kicked out! Apparently, they’re serious when they tell you to go to class, and read books … who knew?! The dean of students called me into his office,…

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Commentary

Cadet reflects on importance of diversity

Posted September 6, 2018 by by Cadet 2nd Class STEVEN LUNA

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation….

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News

Fiscal fury: AF I&MS portfolio exceeds 83 percent execution by deadline

Posted September 6, 2018 by by ED SHANNON

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Lackland, Texas — Strong communication and a program to incent budget execution performance helped the Air Force exceed a goal to execute more than 83 percent of its $6.6 billion installation and mission support portfolio by the July 31 deadline. Managed by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the record…

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