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Luke hosts Forging Sabre biennial exercise

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke Air Force Base will host Forging Sabre, a biennial exercise involving the members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 14. The Forging Sabre exercise will include both night and weekend flying operations for the duration of the exercise at Luke AFB and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex. The…

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This week in history – January 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 2016 by

Jan. 15, 1940: Groups activate at Luke Seventy-five years ago today two of the current groups in the 56th Fighter Wing activated for the first time. Today they are the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base and the 54th Fighter Group at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The next day, another group activated for…

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The mail must go through …

Posted March 24, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Moriah Farnam, 56th Communications Squadron official mail clerk, meters postage onto a piece of mail March 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Mail clerks deliver to correspondents across the wing to keep the mission going.

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PEOPLE FIRST November 20, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by adriennek

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Art therapy…

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PEOPLE FIRST February 5, 2016

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. James applauds…

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FD Rappelling Training

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a training mannequin to the top of the water tower to begin a rappelling exercise April 8. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a rescue basket to the top of the…

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CFC takes off at Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 1 at Luke Air Force Base to give federal employees an opportunity to donate to approved charitable organizations. The CFC was created in 1961 as a way to annually solicit donations in the workplace and for those contributions to be payable through payroll deductions. “The CFC has all…

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STACI MILLER
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Gone, never forgotten

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Military can be devastating to a child, but one program aims to show children they’re not alone and are still part of the military family. Thunderbolts from Luke Air Force Base participated as mentors in the Transition Assistance Program for Survivors camp Dec. 5 in Scottsdale. “TAPS provides an opportunity for grieving children to honor…

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PEOPLE FIRST – February 26, 2016

Posted February 25, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. James focuses…

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Hill commemorates new era in combat air power

Posted October 22, 2015 by adriennek

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill Air Force Base and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35 operations for the 388th and 419th fighter wings. Members of the Utah congressional delegation, Lockheed Martin, and the Air…

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