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Veterans Day Events

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Nov. 11 • Military Appreciation Game – Airmen unfurl the American flag during the playing of the national anthem in major league baseball’s Arizona Fall League. • Veterans Day tribute at 3 p.m. – Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard speaks at Goodyear Ballpark. An F-35 flyover will also take place. • Apache Junction Veterans Day Parade…

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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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In Brief

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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Thunderbolts scheduled to host blood drive event

Posted December 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

When service members and civilians are sent down range, it is often said having safe, available blood supplies is just as critical as having available ammunition. Thunderbolts are scheduled to host the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in the Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Dec. 7, to provide donations…

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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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Thunderbolts culminate AAPIH month with cultural exchange

Posted June 2, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. Mei Ling Keiki, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament maintenance supervisor, performs a fire dance during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month luncheon May 31, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Several Luke Airmen performed dances during the event. Asian-American, Pacific Islander Heritage…

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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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Z-Man visits Luke

Posted April 14, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Capt. Joseph Walker, 62nd Fighter Squadron flight commander, and Zack “Z-man” Anderson, 16, poses with the F-35 helmet April 7. Anderson received the tour as part of the pilot for a day program, which provides children who have serious or chronic conditions an opportunity to be part of a flying squadron…

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Year in Photos – February 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover Feb. 1 during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th Fighter Wing Annual…

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Phoenix Suns basketball clinic

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Larry Keen

Larry Keen The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center Phoenix Suns Basketball Clinic was Saturday on Luke Air Force Base. The event, which included coaching from Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Fame; Tom Chambers, four-time NBA All Star; Steve Hunter, Phoenix Suns ambassador and alumni player; the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Go; and Phoenix Suns staff…

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