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Posted December 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The official lighting of the Luke Air Force Base Christmas tree by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, (VERIFY) 56th Fighter Wing commander, is today during the Holiday Magic festivities. This photo was taken Nov. 22 when the tree in air park was first decorated and a test on the lights was performed….

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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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Luke Air Show: Champions of the skies: The Golden Knights

Posted April 1, 2016 by

  Golden Knights are Army Soldiers first, but they also have a unique history and creed that sets them apart. History In 1959, 19 Airborne Soldiers from various military units formed the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team (STRAC). Brig. Gen. Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in the relatively new…

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In Brief April 22, 2016

Posted April 21, 2016 by adriennek

Stormwater Program participation The Luke Stormwater Management Program addresses nonindustrial activities and how they may affect the quality of stormwater that flows off the base. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Element provides an opportunity for base personnel, residents, and visitors to review and comment on the program. An electronic version of the program can…

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In Brief April 29, 2016

Posted April 28, 2016 by

Stormwater Program participation The Luke Stormwater Management Program addresses nonindustrial activities and how they may affect the quality of stormwater that flows off the base. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Element provides an opportunity for base personnel, residents, and visitors to review and comment on the program. An electronic version of the program can…

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A-10C Thunderbolt II: Demonstration Team

Posted March 15, 2018 by

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will perform demos for the first time in seven years for the 2018 air show season starting with 2018 Luke Days. The team consists of one pilot, one superintendent, an NCO in charge, three crew chiefs, an avionics systems specialist, aerospace propulsion systems specialist, electrical and environmental systems specialist,…

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November: Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 3, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base invited a group of Arizona Native Americans to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 19 outside the base theater. “We took the time to recognize the Native American culture,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Jolan, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron assistant propulsion flight chief. “We invited Native American artists from different tribes to…

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NASCAR and veterans

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, signs the garage pass of Airmen Logan Mejia, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals apprentice, Nov. 13 during a visit through the garages during the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch talked with Airmen and autographed gear.

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Bataan 2016, who will you march for?

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of White Sands Missile Range

The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year March 20 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance. Considered one of the hardest marathon-length routes in the U.S., participants come from all over the world…

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56th Force Support Squadron’s 2018 Jump in the Mud 5K

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airmen assigned to the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron fill an obstacle with water before the 56th Force Support Squadron’s 2018 Jump in the Mud 5K June 22, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The pool was eight-feet deep and one of six obstacles throughout the…

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