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In Brief April 8, 2016

Posted April 7, 2016 by adriennek

April: SAAM events April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Defense Department theme is “Know Your Part! Do Your Part! The 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office is featuring a contest, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, by supplying pedometers to track the number of steps taken during the month. Participants can…

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Luke Celebrates 75 Years of Airpower

Posted April 7, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller A P-38 Lightning flies on the wing off the F-35A Lightning II Apr. 3, 2016 during the Luke Air Force Base air show, 75 Years of Airpower. Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota An F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstrates close air support capabilities during the Luke Air Force Base 75 Year of Airpower…

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Luke Celebrates 75 Years of Airpower

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Luke opened its doors to a record 425,000 people during its “75 Years of Airpower” air show April 2 and 3. The show provided a glimpse into the history of the Air Force with jets such as the World War II A-26 Invader and a glimpse into the Air…

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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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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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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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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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Luke Air Show: Tora Tora Tora

Posted April 1, 2016 by

“Tora, Tora, Tora” is the Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, “Tora, Tora, Tora” is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their…

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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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Luke Air Show: Desert Rat Warbird Demonstration Team

Posted April 1, 2016 by

  Nanchang CJ-6, a Chinese military trainer designed in 1958, aircraft perform in air shows around the West Coast. The pilots are former fighter pilots. CJ-6 design features and specifications The CJ-6 is a two-seat basic trainer and light attack aircraft. It carries a semi-monocoque design. Its airframe is made of aluminum alloys. It was…

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