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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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In Brief March 18, 2018

Posted March 17, 2016 by

Air Show VIP Experience General admission is free to the Luke Air Force Base 75 Years of Air Power Air Show, but attenders can be part of the VIP experience by purchasing tickets to the Luke Hospitality Tent at https://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1457. Tickets are $110 per person age 13 and up, $75 per youth ages 6 through…

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Comemoration Day celebrates 75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

The 75th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II celebration is March 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. joins the national and international celebration and also announces its 10th anniversary and the 3rd annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Arizona. Today, more than 50…

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STREET BEAT March 11, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 1 through 7 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 23 moving violations and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident near Bldg. 458. There were no injuries. Emergency responses…

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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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Luke Air Force Base Wingman Day March 21

Posted March 10, 2016 by

A “Comedy is the Cure” performance, by comedian Bernie Grenahan, is an innovative prevention program which focuses on safety, respect, resiliency and bystander intervention. The event is 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Club Five Six. Civilians and contractors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Master resiliency trainers will be available…

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Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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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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Back-seat driver …

Posted March 3, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, takes a ride in the back seat of an Indy race car during racing practice Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Shoemaker was treated to the full racing experience, which featured riding for two laps around the track in an Indy-style race car with…

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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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