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Holiday Magic Sets off season

Posted December 10, 2015 by adriennek

Mrs. Claus arrives to Holiday Magic aboard a 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services fire truck. The Clauses entertained visitors and posed for photo with children and families during the event. Sparky, the Fire Dog and mascot of the 56th CES fire department, greets children at the event. The fire department displayed a truck at…

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In Brief – February 26, 2016

Posted February 25, 2016 by

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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Photos by Denise Willhite
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CDC Month of the Military Child Parade

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Denise Willhite

Luke children at the Child Development Center April 1 held a parade to kick off the Month of the Military Child. This awareness month was established to point out the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately two million military children; 1.3 million military children are school-aged. The care of…

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IN BRIEF

Posted October 22, 2015 by

CFC kickball The Combined Federal Campaign kickball event is 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Luke Air Force Base softball fields. Seven-to-nine-person teams compete. A recommended $20 donation per team includes lunch. There is a costume contest and prizes are included. Sign up at the Luke AFB Bryant Fitness Center or email eric.ledford@us.af.mil or brian.lefevere@us.af.mil….

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Year in Photos – May 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, lithograph artist, unveil the new fighter wing lithograph May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The presentation took place during the 56th Fighter Wing change-of-mission ceremony. Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with…

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Photos by Robert Tetla
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Thunderbolts support 3-river spring fest

Posted March 17, 2016 by

An estimated 8,000 people attended the 2016 Tres Rios Nature and Earth Spring Festival March 5 and 6 in Avondale. The festival included family friendly activities such as canoeing on the river, fishing clinics, archery, air rifle, music, snakes and falcon observations, recycling educational activities, and storytelling. Team Luke supported the festival with 22 volunteers…

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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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In Brief November 20, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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In Brief January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Dining facility reopens The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will reopen Monday. Affected meal card holders will continue to receive basic allowance for subsistence through Sunday. No member action is required. Effective Monday, the DFAC hours will be 6 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 6…

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Welcome to Fighter Country …

Posted April 1, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The Luke Air Force Base water tower also serves as a welcome to those who visit Fighter Country. The water tower, managed by the members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Water Treatment Plant Operations, has been a structure on Luke for more than 50 years. Emblazoned with the Air Education and Training Command shield…

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