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Au revoir flightline, bonjour France

Posted February 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Air Force provides many opportunities for Airmen to advance their careers. Some of those opportunities are Airmen Leadership School, Military Training Instructor School and the Air War College. One officer here at Luke is preparing to further his Air Force career by relinquishing command of the 310th Fighter Squadron and moving to France to…

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Wings of Blue to jump during air show

Posted March 11, 2014 by

It all started in the spring of 1962 when a band of bootleg jumpers made their first parachute jumps as cadets. Using condemned survival, evasion, resistance and escape rigs and local aviation pilots, these cadets made several jumps in the Colorado area. During that spring, a few cadets, at their own risk and expense, made…

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People First – April 25, 2014

Posted April 25, 2014 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. Culture change…

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This week in history

Posted June 13, 2014 by Rick Griset

Luke Airmen perform maintenance on an F-84 windscreen assembly. June 11, 1964: Last F-84 departs Luke The F-84 program ended at Luke Air Force Base 50 years ago this week after producing 6,930 graduates. The Republic F-84G Thunderjet brought Luke into the jet age on Feb. 1, 1951. Luke flew two versions of the F-84…

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Critical find by Airman just doing job

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Senior Airman Jessica Reitano, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, checks the swedge of a hydro line with a go-no-go gauge July 25 in Bldg. 985 at Luke Air Force Base. The swedge is checked to ensure there are no leaks in the line. Every Airman plays an essential role…

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….

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Volunteer groups gift wrap perfect present to raise $s

Posted November 14, 2014 by AAFES

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. Community groups can raise funds for their causes while spreading some holiday cheer. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local military groups to ensure gifts purchased…

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People First – January 23, 2015

Posted January 23, 2015 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, click on the link in the title. CSAF uses new technology to video chat with…

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Ducks conquer Ragnar Del Sol

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Courtesy photo Members of the 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks cross the finish line Feb. 28 in Mesa. The more than 200-mile-long Ragnar race is held every year starting in Wickenburg and runs through the night until the race is completed. Members of the 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks participated in a more than 200-mile…

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Be informed before getting off-duty job

Posted April 3, 2015 by

For those who have considered supplementing their military income by seeking off-duty employment, there are things they should know. Consider the following military requirements prior to accepting such employment. Luke Air Force Base Instruction 51-202 covers the requirements of this process. This instruction does not apply to Air National Guard or U. S. Air Force…

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