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Airmen ‘eat up’ at feast

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Members of the base chapel and volunteers host a free flightline feast on the first Thursday of every month. A row of entrees and warm sides, including Frito-pie, lines the serving table at flightline feast. Enough food was prepared for an expected turnout of 300 people. A choice of desserts rounds out the meal. Pulled…

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Luke Air Show 2016: Static Displays

Posted April 1, 2016 by

TBM Avenger The roar of the TBM Avenger echoed off countless carrier decks throughout the world more than 65 years ago. Constructed in 1940 as a replacement for the obsolete Douglas TBD Devastator, Grumman’s team ended up creating one of the most influential aircraft of the Second World War. The Avenger’s line of service began…

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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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Female Army CST-2 members share stories

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

  Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men, and they are rarely shared from a woman’s perspective. That is why five female Army veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan during Operation…

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STREET BEAT February 19, 2016

Posted February 18, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 8 through 14 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 41 moving violations and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 1150. Security forces…

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Luke Celebrates 75 Years of Airpower

Posted April 7, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller A P-38 Lightning flies on the wing off the F-35A Lightning II Apr. 3, 2016 during the Luke Air Force Base air show, 75 Years of Airpower. Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota An F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstrates close air support capabilities during the Luke Air Force Base 75 Year of Airpower…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 12 through 18 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 15: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a fixed object at…

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MXG pros descend on Phoenix for symposium

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Gen. John Cooper, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., speaks Dec. 8 during the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Senior Airman Grace Lee Attendees view an exhibit during the symposium Dec. 7. The mission of the 2015…

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STREET BEAT March 11, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 1 through 7 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 23 moving violations and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident near Bldg. 458. There were no injuries. Emergency responses…

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STREET BEAT

Posted April 28, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 18 through 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 23 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents April 19: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision near the Shoppette. Security forces verified the damage and…

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