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NASCAR honors Airmen at PIR

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Forty-three race cars, 200 laps and only one driver to win it all. Fast cars and intense action are not all NASCAR is known for. It’s also known for recognizing throughout the NASCAR season those who serve in the military. The program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of…

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In Brief November 20, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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Static Displays

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photo A-10 Thunderbolt II A-10 Thunderbolt II General characteristics Primary function: Close-air support, airborne forward air control, combat search and rescue Power plant: two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches Length: 53 feet, 4 inches Height: 14 feet, 8 inches Crew: One Courtesy photo C-17 Globemaster C-17  Globemaster General characteristics Primary…

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MXG pros descend on Phoenix for symposium

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Gen. John Cooper, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., speaks Dec. 8 during the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Senior Airman Grace Lee Attendees view an exhibit during the symposium Dec. 7. The mission of the 2015…

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Triathletes cover Luke territory

Posted September 1, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center held the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon a little early this year, but it had the desired effect. More than 60 athletes participated individually or on one of six teams. They came from across base, and included some family members, to put themselves through the…

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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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Phoenix Navy Week begins at Arizona Science Center

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO2 Antonio Turretto Ramos

Phoenix Navy Week began March 21 with an opening ceremony and remarks at the Arizona Science Center.

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Luke throws Back-to-School Bash

Posted July 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Sarah Wisler, 56th Communication Squadron network operations technician, assembles the spider portion of a canopy tent July 25, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As another school year passes the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Chapel teamed up with Fighter Country Partnership…

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Ho, ho, ho …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland Santa and Mrs. Clause visit children Dec. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base Library. The Clauses joined Lt. Col. Tonya Mack, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, during story time. Santa met with each child and listened to their Christmas wishes.

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In Brief

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Thunderbolt The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, 2016. Look for the 2015 Year in Review edition available Jan. 8, 2016. Regular editions of the Thunderbolt will resume Jan. 15. DFAC Christmas Day lunch The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will serve Christmas Day lunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and…

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