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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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Families of deployed get hand from Glendale police

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The 56th Force Support Squadron held its monthly “Hearts Apart” event for families who have been separated by deployment or remote assignments. The Glendale Police Department sponsored the event after contacting Master Sgt. Anthony Drew, 56th FSS Readiness NCO in charge, about wanting to support and give back to the families of the Luke community….

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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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Bataan 2016, who will you march for?

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of White Sands Missile Range

The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year March 20 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance. Considered one of the hardest marathon-length routes in the U.S., participants come from all over the world…

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Z-Man visits Luke

Posted April 14, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Capt. Joseph Walker, 62nd Fighter Squadron flight commander, and Zack “Z-man” Anderson, 16, poses with the F-35 helmet April 7. Anderson received the tour as part of the pilot for a day program, which provides children who have serious or chronic conditions an opportunity to be part of a flying squadron…

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Luke AFB to Host Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Military Retirees are invited to attend the Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 28, at the Naval Operational Support Center from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “This is an opportunity to honor and show our appreciation for those who have served, laying the foundation for us to continue our mission of building…

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Veterans Day activities flourish around Valley

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Luke Air Force Base Flyovers Nov. 3, Anthem Nov. 10, City of Glendale Thunderbird Mountain Nov. 11, Apache Trail Nov. 11, Phoenix Indian School Nov. 11, NASCAR Nov. 11, City of Goodyear Veterans Tribute Nov. 12, City of Surprise Veterans Day Parade Nov. 12, Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 18, AZ Cardinals Salute to Service…

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Getting their flamenco on …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the audience danced with Linda Machado as they performed the flamenco during the Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. The luncheon brought Airmen together to enjoy Hispanic food and entertainment. The luncheon was held to share the Hispanic culture and highlight the contributions Hispanics…

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Year in Photos – July 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Luke Thunderbolts await the beginning of the 15-minute fireworks display, which capped off the Luke Air Force Base 2015 Fourth of July Freedom Fest July 4. Face painting, climbing wall, water slide, music, food and refreshments, and raffles for prizes were included. Senior Airman James Hensley Airmen from the 56th Civil…

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Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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