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MDG takes it outdoors for annual Mash Bash

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Water guns sit ready for use in the water wars during the event.   56th Medical Operations Squadron Airmen celebrate after a tug-o-war win during the Mash Bash. The Mash Bash included kickball, jousting and a water war with water guns and water balloons.   Staff Sgt. Chelsie Nelson, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental technician,…

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Maintenance pros stand out at banquet

Posted March 28, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Grace Lee The 56th Maintenance Group held its annual Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet March 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The theme was “A Tradition of Honor … A Legacy of Valor.” When one thinks of the Air Force and its mission, the words pilots, jets, bombs and missiles may come to mind,…

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Cardinals’ Fitzgerald rides with Thunderbirds

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, visited Luke Air Force Base March 13 to ride in a Thunderbirds’ jet.

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Open House Events Saturday & Sunday

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Wings of Blue performance – U.S. flag arrival and national anthem 11:00 a.m. Firebirds: Jack Knutson and Rob Holland P-51 Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen demonstration Bike/Jet Vehicle Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Julie Clark T-34 F-16 & P-38 flyover Ace Maker T-33 Rob Holland Dodge Viper vs….

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Map of the base

Posted March 11, 2014 by

  Please refer to the print edition of the Airshow guide for a more thorough overview.

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Vipers pit 640 hp against 25,000 lbs of thrust

Posted March 11, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Once again the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon will take to the tarmac against a 2014 SRT Dodge Viper at Luke Days Air Show Saturday and Sunday.

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Static Displays Part 1

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Cessna 0-2A Skymaster In late 1966 the U.S. Air Force selected a military variant of the Cessna Model 337 Super Skymaster, designated the O-2, to supplement the O-1 Bird Dog forward air controller aircraft then operating in Southeast Asia. Distinguished by twin tail booms and tandem-mounted engines, it featured a tractor-pusher propeller arrangement. Having twin…

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Static Displays Part 2

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane The Cessna 182 has become one of the most popular aircraft with search and rescue aircrews. In addition to its role as a search and rescue platform, the Skylane is used for orientation flights, transport, and reconnaissance in support of counterdrug and homeland security. Like the C-172 Skyhawk, the…

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Static Displays Part 3

Posted March 11, 2014 by

NASA F-18 Hornet NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., used an F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft as its high angle-of-attack (Alpha) research vehicle in a three-phased flight research project lasting from April 1987 until September 1996. The aircraft completed 385 research flights and demonstrated stabilized flight at angles of attack between 65 and 70 degrees…

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Static Displays Part 5

Posted March 11, 2014 by

F-22 Raptor Mission The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation’s Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.  …

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