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Air Force Marathon to feature two aircraft

Posted January 20, 2017 by

The Air Force Marathon has announced that they will be featuring not one but two aircraft on this year’s runners’ shirts and finisher’s medals. The event will feature both the F-22 Raptor and the P-51 Mustang.  “With this year being the Air Force’s 70th Birthday, we wanted to not only celebrate the future, with a…

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Hands across Luke …

Posted May 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice

Airman 1st Class Joshua Altice Nearly 300 Luke Airmen participated in Hands Across Luke April 29 on the Maj. Troy Gilbert Bridge. The event was sponsored by the 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault and Prevention Office and was accompanied by a moment of silence to recognize victims of sexual assault. It was one of several…

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2018 Wings Over South Texas air show

Posted March 30, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook An F-35A Lightning II and P-51 Mustang fly in formation as part of a heritage flight during the Wings Over South Texas air show at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, March 25, 2018. The F-35 HFT represents the past, present, and future of aviation airpower.  …

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Posted July 30, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Year in Photos – February 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover Feb. 1 during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th Fighter Wing Annual…

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Holiday Magic Sets off season

Posted December 10, 2015 by adriennek

Mrs. Claus arrives to Holiday Magic aboard a 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services fire truck. The Clauses entertained visitors and posed for photo with children and families during the event. Sparky, the Fire Dog and mascot of the 56th CES fire department, greets children at the event. The fire department displayed a truck at…

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Wings of Blue

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Age 49 and still going strong In the spring of 1962, a group of Air Force Academy cadets made their first parachute jump. Using condemned SERE rigs and local aviation pilots, these cadets made several jumps in the Colorado area. When word of their jumping got back to the superintendent, academy leadership faced a dilemma…

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CDC Month of the Military Child Parade

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Denise Willhite

Luke children at the Child Development Center April 1 held a parade to kick off the Month of the Military Child. This awareness month was established to point out the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately two million military children; 1.3 million military children are school-aged. The care of…

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Lightning strikes D-Back opener

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan A two-ship formation of F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the 62nd Fighter Squadron flies over Chase Field ballpark in Phoenix, Ariz. on April 4th, 2016, for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2016 season opener. The 62nd Fighter Squadron is based out of Luke Air Force Base. Staff Sgt….

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In Brief March 11, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016 by adriennek

SkillsUSA The 56th Training Squadron is hosting high school student leaders representing SkillsUSA Arizona in a briefing at 9 a.m. March 18 in Bldg. 938, Room 119. SkillsUSA’s mission is to improve the quality of America’s skilled work force through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. The student leaders…

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