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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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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Load crews face off in test of best

Posted February 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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STREET BEAT February 12, 2016

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 1 through 7 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 17 moving violations and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 482. Security forces…

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Luke Days moves to March 17-18, welcomes U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Posted January 17, 2018 by

  The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has moved Luke Days to March 17-18, 2018, in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941….

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Rower Airshows Vintage Stearman Airshow

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Gary Rower, former U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, and current airline captain, has flown more than 21,000 hours in numerous airframes. A modified Pratt and Whitney R-985 radial engine powers the Stearman. Almost 1,000 cubic inches of vintage character and 450 horsepower is coupled with a billowing smoke system. When this amazing bird takes…

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Road to success …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland Senior Airman Jonathan Mays, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, takes educational material Dec. 3 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Education Office job fair at Luke Air Force Base. The fair, held at Club Five Six, brought Airmen face-to-face with representatives from a number of educational institutions.

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In Brief

Posted November 4, 2016 by

Deployed family dinner The deployed family dinner is 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Luke Community Chapel Annex and is hosted by the Frank Luke Chapter of the Air Force Association. To RSVP by Nov. 7 or for more information, call 623-856-6211. FitFamilies Program The FitFamilies Program promotes fitness for the whole family….

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F-35 Heritage Flight: Demonstration Team

Posted March 15, 2018 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Maj. Will Andreotta, 61st Fighter Squadron heritage flight pilot, sits in the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 10, 2017, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Heritage and demonstration teams need to be certified annually to participate…

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NASCAR Veteran's Day weekend
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NASCAR and veterans

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, signs the garage pass of Airmen Logan Mejia, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals apprentice, Nov. 13 during a visit through the garages during the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch talked with Airmen and autographed gear.

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Flightline feast, morale boost …

Posted August 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel held its monthly flightline feast July 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit spiritual maintenance chaplain team assisted flightline volunteers with supplying the free meal. The next flightline feast is a free Hawaiian Feast 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Bldg. 914…

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