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Luke Air Show Events Saturday & Sunday

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Aerial demonstrations 11:00 a.m. • Desert Rats CJ-6 • Acemaker T-33 • Tora Tora Tora • F-35 Heritage Flight Team • Alabama Boys • 56th Fighter Wing Air Support Capabilities • Red Bull Demonstration Team • U.S. Army Golden Knights • Jack Link’s Screamin’ Sasquatch •…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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A time for reflection: Luke celebrates African-American History Month

Posted February 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Billy Mayes, Luke Community Center barber, poses for a portrait Feb. 16, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Mayes grew up during the Civil Rights Era and has seen first-hand why we remind current generations the reasons we celebrate African-American History Month. Throughout February, Airmen…

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Year in Photos – October 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan A runner completes the Luke Air Force Base Halloween Fun Run in a clown costume Oct. 30. Runners, dressed in a variety of costumes, competed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in men’s and women’s divisions. Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the…

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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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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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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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2nd Anniversary of F-35 at Luke Force Base

Posted March 17, 2016 by adriennek

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares March 18, 2015, for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training sortie at Luke Air Force Base with Senior Airman Patrick Murphy, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Norwegian Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron…

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Crews vie for competition best

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The annual Second Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition took place July 1 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Teams composed of Airmen from aircraft maintenance units of the 56th Maintenance Group competed to be the first to complete the loading of weapons onto an F-16 fighting Falcon…

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Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee
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Thunderbolts celebrate Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts gathered to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base to remember the achievements made by African-Americans and recognize the central role they played in American history. This year’s theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” has been selected by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. After…

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STREET BEAT November 6, 2015

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 26 through Nov. 1 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Nonemergency responses Oct. 28: Security forces responded to a report of an individual looking over the base perimeter fence at Litchfield Road adjacent…

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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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