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IN BRIEF

Posted October 22, 2015 by

CFC kickball The Combined Federal Campaign kickball event is 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Luke Air Force Base softball fields. Seven-to-nine-person teams compete. A recommended $20 donation per team includes lunch. There is a costume contest and prizes are included. Sign up at the Luke AFB Bryant Fitness Center or email eric.ledford@us.af.mil or brian.lefevere@us.af.mil….

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Year in Photos – May 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, lithograph artist, unveil the new fighter wing lithograph May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The presentation took place during the 56th Fighter Wing change-of-mission ceremony. Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with…

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Photos by Robert Tetla
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Thunderbolts support 3-river spring fest

Posted March 17, 2016 by

An estimated 8,000 people attended the 2016 Tres Rios Nature and Earth Spring Festival March 5 and 6 in Avondale. The festival included family friendly activities such as canoeing on the river, fishing clinics, archery, air rifle, music, snakes and falcon observations, recycling educational activities, and storytelling. Team Luke supported the festival with 22 volunteers…

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F-35 flies for 5,000 hours

Posted June 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Lt. Col. Gregory Frana, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, removes his helmet May 19 at Luke Air Force Base after flying Luke’s 5000th F-35 Lightning II sortie. Paul Linski, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Lockheed Martin crew chief, stands by to assist Frana in safely removing his gear and exiting the jet.

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In Brief November 20, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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In Brief January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Dining facility reopens The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will reopen Monday. Affected meal card holders will continue to receive basic allowance for subsistence through Sunday. No member action is required. Effective Monday, the DFAC hours will be 6 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 6…

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Welcome to Fighter Country …

Posted April 1, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The Luke Air Force Base water tower also serves as a welcome to those who visit Fighter Country. The water tower, managed by the members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Water Treatment Plant Operations, has been a structure on Luke for more than 50 years. Emblazoned with the Air Education and Training Command shield…

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Fall breaks usher in youth center happenings

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th FSS Youth Center

Fall breaks usher in youth center happenings The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center at Luke Air Force Base will be hosting a variety of activities for preteens and teens during the fall break periods. Fall break school-age camps The school-age program will be hosting a fall break camp Tuesday through Oct. 16 for youth,…

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Service comes in all sizes …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Children watch as Ronda Thomas, Air Force retiree, prepares to reward Reba Arriba, service dog, for completing a trick Dec. 2 during Storytime at the 56th Force Support Squadron Library at Luke Air Force Base. Thomas and Reba were special guests and demonstrated Reba’s ability to do tricks and respond to…

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STREET BEAT March 4, 2016

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 22 through 28 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving and 20 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Security forces responded to four minor vehicle accidents on base. Emergency responses Feb. 28: Security forces responded to reports of an individual driving…

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