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Buck Roetman Pitts S-2S

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photos Buck Roetman has been flying for more than 35 years in more than 105 different airframes, from Cubs to corporate jets, resulting in more than 13,500 hours of flight time.

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Retiree Appreciation Day: Giving back to vets

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 7. It was a day to give retirees a chance to come together and see what direction the Air Force is going. “It was a full house with a number of activities and resources available for the retirees,” said Capt. Chuck…

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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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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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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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Year in Photos – March 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Harris, 56th Security Forces Squadron law enforcement patrolman, looks at an exercise alarm activation using the Emergency Response System Common Operating Picture System March 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The ER COP system is an application made available to only emergency response personnel from security forces, fire,…

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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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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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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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Thunderbolts scheduled to host blood drive event

Posted December 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

When service members and civilians are sent down range, it is often said having safe, available blood supplies is just as critical as having available ammunition. Thunderbolts are scheduled to host the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in the Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Dec. 7, to provide donations…

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