Events

In Brief

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Thunderbolt The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, 2016. Look for the 2015 Year in Review edition available Jan. 8, 2016. Regular editions of the Thunderbolt will resume Jan. 15. DFAC Christmas Day lunch The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will serve Christmas Day lunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and…

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MARCY COPELAND
Events

PHX Suns nothing but net at Luke

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Phoenix Suns basketball team visited Luke Air Force Base and treated Airmen and families of the Luke community to a training practice in support of personnel in the armed services. Before practice, the team toured Luke’s feature jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder, 62nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, escorted team…

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In Brief January 22, 2016

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Lightning Leadership Reach your potential and beyond through Lightning Leadership training. Classes are 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday for senior NCOs; Thursday for NCOs and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 for Airman tier. To sign up, email llc@us.af.mil. VA benefits advisors on base For…

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IN BRIEF

Posted October 2, 2015 by adriennek

Finance office closed The 56th Comptroller Squadron Finance Customer Service office will be closed 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 due to an official function. For more information, call Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci at 623-856-3995. Chapel events The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel is presenting a flightline feast at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bldg. 914…

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STREET BEAT December 11, 2015

Posted December 10, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Dec. 2: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the parking lot of Bldg. 500. There were no injuries. Emergency…

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STACI MILLER
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Airfield management secures safe place to land

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

From filing flight plans and initiating search and rescue missions to conducting pavement evaluations, airfield management is responsible for ground and flight safety ensuring the well-being of pilots at Luke Air Force Base. “We provide a safe and secure environment for aircraft to operate in,” said Senior Airman Jordan Stoltz, 56th Operations Support Squadron airfield…

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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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Phoenix Suns basketball clinic

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Larry Keen

Larry Keen The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center Phoenix Suns Basketball Clinic was Saturday on Luke Air Force Base. The event, which included coaching from Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Fame; Tom Chambers, four-time NBA All Star; Steve Hunter, Phoenix Suns ambassador and alumni player; the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Go; and Phoenix Suns staff…

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Photo by Senior Airman 
JAMES HENSLEY
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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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Photos by Staff Sgt. 
MARCY COPELAND
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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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