Events

Flightline feast, morale boost …

Posted August 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel held its monthly flightline feast July 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit spiritual maintenance chaplain team assisted flightline volunteers with supplying the free meal. The next flightline feast is a free Hawaiian Feast 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Bldg. 914…

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Posted August 4, 2016 by

Stand up for vets The 4th Annual Glendale Stand Up For Veterans Arizona is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Glendale Community College Student Union at 6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale 85302. Employment opportunities, social services for vets, court representatives and attorneys along with free haircuts for vets and free lunch for…

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Crews vie for competition best

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The annual Second Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition took place July 1 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Teams composed of Airmen from aircraft maintenance units of the 56th Maintenance Group competed to be the first to complete the loading of weapons onto an F-16 fighting Falcon…

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Posted June 30, 2016 by

Freedom Fest The July 4 Freedom Fest is 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Luke Air Force Base Fowler Park. Admission is free and includes music, food, kids’ splash zone, rock climbing, prizes and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information, call the 56th Force Support Squadron Community Center at 623-856-7152. Flightline Feast The…

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AZ Reserve unit dominates at Hawgsmoke

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Pilots from the 47th FS with the Air Force Reserve Command demonstrated their experience and expertise on the ground and in the air by winning the Hawgsmoke 2016 competition. Thirteen teams competed in biennial A-10C Thunderbolt II competition June 1 through 3. This year’s event concentrated on two…

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Justice Report July 2016

Posted June 30, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions and Articles 15 issued in May at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operation Support Squadron Administrative discharges • An airman basic was discharged for drug abuse. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A technical sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for providing alcohol to minors. The individual received a…

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In Brief June 2016

Posted June 2, 2016 by

Home-buying seminar The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Management Office and 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center will conduct a home-buying seminar for active-duty military members, retirees and their families 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the AFRC, Bldg. 1113. There will be a representative from the Veterans Affairs Office with information on…

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F-35 flies for 5,000 hours

Posted June 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Lt. Col. Gregory Frana, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, removes his helmet May 19 at Luke Air Force Base after flying Luke’s 5000th F-35 Lightning II sortie. Paul Linski, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Lockheed Martin crew chief, stands by to assist Frana in safely removing his gear and exiting the jet.

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Posted May 5, 2016 by

Finance office closed The 56th Comptroller Squadron office will close at 11:30 a.m. today and reopen Monday with regular hours. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin at 623-856-6035. Give parents a break The 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and Youth Center are offering free childcare in a safe, age appropriate learning…

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Hands across Luke …

Posted May 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice

Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice Nearly 300 Luke Airmen participated in Hands Across Luke April 29 on the Maj. Troy Gilbert Bridge. The event was sponsored by the 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault and Prevention Office and was accompanied by a moment of silence to recognize victims of sexual assault. It was one of several…

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