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Luke Air Show Events Saturday & Sunday

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Aerial demonstrations 11:00 a.m. • Desert Rats CJ-6 • Acemaker T-33 • Tora Tora Tora • F-35 Heritage Flight Team • Alabama Boys • 56th Fighter Wing Air Support Capabilities • Red Bull Demonstration Team • U.S. Army Golden Knights • Jack Link’s Screamin’ Sasquatch •…

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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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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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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A Taste of Asia

Posted May 5, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The month of May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. To celebrate those cultures and the service of the many Asian-American and Pacific Islander Airmen both at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and abroad, the AAPIH Group at Luke hosted a luncheon at the base chapel featuring several dozen unique and tasty food items…

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Ho, ho, ho …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland Santa and Mrs. Clause visit children Dec. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base Library. The Clauses joined Lt. Col. Tonya Mack, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, during story time. Santa met with each child and listened to their Christmas wishes.

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Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee
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Thunderbolts celebrate Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts gathered to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base to remember the achievements made by African-Americans and recognize the central role they played in American history. This year’s theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” has been selected by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. After…

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Luke Air Show: Champions of the skies: The Golden Knights

Posted April 1, 2016 by

  Golden Knights are Army Soldiers first, but they also have a unique history and creed that sets them apart. History In 1959, 19 Airborne Soldiers from various military units formed the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team (STRAC). Brig. Gen. Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in the relatively new…

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Year in Photos – October 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan A runner completes the Luke Air Force Base Halloween Fun Run in a clown costume Oct. 30. Runners, dressed in a variety of costumes, competed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in men’s and women’s divisions. Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the…

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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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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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