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STACI MILLER
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Airfield management secures safe place to land

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

From filing flight plans and initiating search and rescue missions to conducting pavement evaluations, airfield management is responsible for ground and flight safety ensuring the well-being of pilots at Luke Air Force Base. “We provide a safe and secure environment for aircraft to operate in,” said Senior Airman Jordan Stoltz, 56th Operations Support Squadron airfield…

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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 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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Hands across Luke …

Posted May 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice

Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice Nearly 300 Luke Airmen participated in Hands Across Luke April 29 on the Maj. Troy Gilbert Bridge. The event was sponsored by the 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault and Prevention Office and was accompanied by a moment of silence to recognize victims of sexual assault. It was one of several…

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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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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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JAMES HENSLEY
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Thunderbolts march to honor MLK

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

In a familiar scene, Thunderbolts gathered in remembrance of the march on Washington D.C. that Martin Luther King Jr. led in 1963. The event was held to celebrate the success of the civil rights movement up to that point, and to honor King and those who stood with him. One guest speaker shared his thoughts…

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Luke Air Show: Featured Demonstrations

Posted April 1, 2016 by

 Alabama Boys Courtesy photo Alabama Boys Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg – farmer Clem Cleaver – climbs up on the announcer’s stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he “steals” the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to…

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Fire prevention week ends with parade and open house

Posted October 19, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Sparky, the fire dog, waves to base housing residents during the National Fire Prevention Week parade Oct. 15, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The parade consisted of members and vehicles from Luke’s fire department and the Hall of Flame Fire Museum. National Fire Prevention Week…

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Blue Angels: 72 Years of aviation excellence

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Blue Angels History In 1946, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester Nimitz, created a flight exhibition team to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. It began with precision combat maneuvers in the F-6 Hellcat, F-8 Bearcat and F-9 Panther. During the 1950s, aerobatic maneuvers performed in the F-9 Cougar…

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