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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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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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STREET BEAT April 22, 2016

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 11 through 17 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related  incidents April 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 460. There were no injuries. April 15:…

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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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PHX Suns nothing but net at Luke

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Phoenix Suns basketball team visited Luke Air Force Base and treated Airmen and families of the Luke community to a training practice in support of personnel in the armed services. Before practice, the team toured Luke’s feature jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder, 62nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, escorted team…

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Fall breaks usher in youth center happenings

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th FSS Youth Center

Fall breaks usher in youth center happenings The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center at Luke Air Force Base will be hosting a variety of activities for preteens and teens during the fall break periods. Fall break school-age camps The school-age program will be hosting a fall break camp Tuesday through Oct. 16 for youth,…

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Luke Air Show: Static Displays 2

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

B-1 Lancer Courtesy photo B-1 Lancer Mission Carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multimission B-1 is the backbone of America’s long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and nonprecision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. Features…

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STREET BEAT – January 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 28, 2015, through Jan. 10, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 43 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a major two-vehicle accident at Litchfield Road outside of Lightning…

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11th annual National Drug Take Back Initiative

Posted April 28, 2016 by

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Luke Air Force Base Exchange, lobby near the Starbucks. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug…

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Come Laugh with Bernie McGrenahan

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FW Community Support

Luke Air Force Base Wingman Day is March 21. It reinforces the wingman concept and focuses on unit wellness. Through his “Comedy is the Cure” performance, professional comedian Bernie Grenahan hooks the audience with an earnest message on his personal and dangerous experience with high-risk behaviors. After years of denial and destruction, McGrenahan finally sought…

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