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Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Every October Luke Air Force Base in Arizona observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year Luke had three major points of outreach to the community and a display honoring NDEAM in the Luke AFB library.

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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

Posted December 11, 2017 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

Posted December 11, 2017 by

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there

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United Fantasy Flight

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Children from Luke Air Force Base sing a Christmas song while being entertained by volunteers during the United Fantasy Flight at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix Ariz., Dec. 1, 2017. Dozens of children from around Phoenix received shoes, sweatshirts, blankets, toys, books and a…

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Events

Thunderbolts scheduled to host blood drive event

Posted December 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

When service members and civilians are sent down range, it is often said having safe, available blood supplies is just as critical as having available ammunition. Thunderbolts are scheduled to host the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in the Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Dec. 7, to provide donations…

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Holiday Magic 2017

Posted December 6, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated this holiday season with cookie decorating, carriage rides, snow, Santa and many more activities!

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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Posted December 4, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Trojan workout

Posted December 4, 2017 by

Thunderbolts gathered at the base of the Troy Gilbert Memorial Bridge to perform an intense workout to commemorate the life of a fallen hero, Maj. Troy Gilbert, Nov. 27, 2017.

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Health & Safety

Chiropractic clinic maintains fit to fight Airmen

Posted December 1, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Doug Beaudette, 56th Medical Operations Squadron chiropractic physician, performs an adjustment on Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Valdez, 56th MDOS physical therapy clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2017. Beaudette takes care of more than 20 patients daily as the sole chiropractic…

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Luke AFB opens new water pump

Posted November 29, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Partnership members from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, the 56th Contracting Squadron and Liberty Utilities celebrate the opening of a new water pump at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Nov. 27, 2017. The new pump will provide the installation with water from off-base until a new water…

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