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In Brief March 11, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016 by adriennek

SkillsUSA The 56th Training Squadron is hosting high school student leaders representing SkillsUSA Arizona in a briefing at 9 a.m. March 18 in Bldg. 938, Room 119. SkillsUSA’s mission is to improve the quality of America’s skilled work force through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. The student leaders…

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5k color run

Posted April 7, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Photos by Airman Pedro Mota The Thrive for 5k fun run program teamed with the Luke Air Force Bryant Fitness center staff to host a color run March 19 at Luke. The program began with participants learning how to run a 5k in 10 weeks. Chris Palmer finishes the 5k color run March 19 with…

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Year in Photos – July 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Luke Thunderbolts await the beginning of the 15-minute fireworks display, which capped off the Luke Air Force Base 2015 Fourth of July Freedom Fest July 4. Face painting, climbing wall, water slide, music, food and refreshments, and raffles for prizes were included. Senior Airman James Hensley Airmen from the 56th Civil…

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STREET BEAT October 30, 2015

Posted October 29, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 19 through 25 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Emergency responses Oct. 20: Security forces K-9 units responded to a request by Surprise police who stated they received a bomb threat at a…

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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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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
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Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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Dan Buchanan – Glider

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photoDan was a New York and Connecticut home builder and flat-track motorcycle racer; then moved to Lake Tahoe, California, where he enjoyed the thrill of flying off mountaintops. In 1981, he sustained a spinal injury landing a hang glider in bad weather. Losing the ability to walk, he returned to college to pursue a…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative discharges • An Airman was discharged for minor disciplinary infractions. • An Airman was discharged for drug abuse. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for disorderly conduct and…

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Tora, Tora, Tora

Posted April 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota An A6M Zero aircraft, part of the Tora Tora Tora demonstration team, flies overhead April 2, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s 75 years of Airpower 2016 air show included static displays and aerial demonstrations for the public to enjoy.

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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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