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Forging Sabre

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley F-15 Eagles from the 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrived Nov. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The Eagles came in support of the training exercise Forging Saber, an exercise involving the 428th FS, 425th FS and members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces. The exercise…

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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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Year in Photos – April 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first-ever JSF deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega…

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Holloman F-16s first in AF for aircraft purification

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The F-16 Fighting Falcons at Holloman Air Force Base became the first F-16s in the Air Force to go through the aircraft purification process Nov. 3. Aircraft purification has been performed on other airframes, but this was the first time it was performed on F-16s. “Aircraft purification is removing…

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AF sends F-35A to UK air shows

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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New Military Star cardholders get chance at $25,000 in credits

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it rewarding for military shoppers to check out the advantages of a Military Star card with its latest sweepstakes.  With the Apply Today sweepstakes, which coincides with the launch of the new Military Star rewards program, military shoppers who apply and are approved for a new…

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Shoppers support service members with gift cards

Posted December 10, 2015 by Courtesy of Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Luke Air Force Base Exchange shoppers can send a little holiday cheer to military service members this year by purchasing an Exchange gift card. Service members can use Exchange gift cards to purchase snacks, electronics, books, clothing or even jewelry at any Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps exchange. “Purchasing an Exchange gift card…

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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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Looking forward in 2016 … F-35 mission continues to evolve

Posted January 7, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

As the world’s premiere F-35 training base, Luke Air Force Base is constantly growing and improving to provide state-of-the-art training for F-35 Lightning ll pilots and maintainers. The F-35 is an aircraft with an international footprint unlike any other in history. Currently, Luke has two F-35 squadrons but will eventually be home to six squadrons,…

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Immersion takes Airmen out of comfort zone

Posted November 19, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Thang Huynh, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, sets up metal plates for immersion group members to rivet. Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Tech. Sgt. Michael Crumb, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems production supervisor, briefs Airmen in the immersion program on F-16 Fighting Falcon maintenance processes. The group…

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