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Sudden eclipse of the sun …

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan The sun shines over a static display of the F-15 Eagle Sept. 29 at the Luke Air Force Base air park. The air park contains models of nine aircraft that have served out of Luke throughout the base’s history, including the F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-104 Starfighter, F-4 Phantom…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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Marines, Air Force on exchange program

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 16, 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. SEJPME program…

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AMUs compete to see who’s best

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Contreras, Airman 1st Class Michael Roberts and Staff Sgt. Mitchell Shellenberger, 310th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Joshua Lomax and O’Brien, 309th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16. The 309th AMU faced off…

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Crew chiefs struck by Lightning II

Posted October 9, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Lt. Col. David Lemery, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, speaks with the new dedicated crew chiefs during the recognition ceremony. According to Lemery, service as a dedicated crew chief is a unique opportunity that is met with pride, professionalism and enthusiasm by every individual who is selected for the privilege of crewing the world’s most…

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First refuel for RAAF KC-30A to F-35

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of www.airforce.gov

The Royal Australian Air Force completed the first fuel transfer with the air refueling boom from a RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200 pounds of…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 9, 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. First all-female…

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Exchange doubles gas savings this weekend

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

To celebrate the launch of the Military Star® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for Military Star cardholders. Today through Sunday drivers will receive 10 cents off per gallon while fueling up with a Military Star card at Luke Air Force Base gas…

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F-104C Starfighter

Posted October 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett Chazz Harris, civilian contractor, strips paint from the F-104C Starfighter static display at Luke Air Force Base. The F-104C served with the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1969 but continued to be flown by many NATO countries, including Germany, who trained pilots at Luke AFB. More than 2,200 F-104…

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Senior Airman Grace Lee
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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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