Events

National Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Thunderbolts ate from a lunch buffet of southern-style barbecue favorites including barbecue chicken, pulled pork, green beans and more. The chocolate-vanilla cake served at the Black History Month luncheon sits decorated with this year’s theme. During the luncheon, participants were educated about the history behind the month and the achievements by African-Americans were highlighted. Maj….

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In Brief April 15, 2016

Posted April 14, 2016 by adriennek

April: SAAM events April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Defense Department theme is “Know Your Part! Do Your Part! The 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office is featuring a contest, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, by supplying pedometers to track the number of steps taken during the month. Participants can…

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Photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN
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Ladies push, shove to dominate in crud

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The time-honored tradition of the annual ladies’ crud tournament occurred Oct. 16 at the Old Officer’s Club at Luke Air Force Base. Women from around Luke, mostly officers’ wives and female Airmen, met to clash against each other in teams fashioned from those with a Luke association, some dressed in costumes, donning playful call signs…

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Year in Photos – February 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover Feb. 1 during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th Fighter Wing Annual…

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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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Justice Report July 2016

Posted June 30, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions and Articles 15 issued in May at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operation Support Squadron Administrative discharges • An airman basic was discharged for drug abuse. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A technical sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for providing alcohol to minors. The individual received a…

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STREET BEAT

Posted December 3, 2015 by Courtesy of  Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 16 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 23: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a major single-vehicle accident at Fighter Country Avenue and Johnson Lane….

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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Load crew competition

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Senior Airman Theresa Nowak, 314th AMU load crew member from Holloman AFB, New Mexico, secures a weapon to the underside of her team’s F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Nadiya Frick, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, secures a weapon during the competition….

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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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Justice Report

Posted October 16, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September at Luke Air Force Base. 56th Operations Group Article 15s • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for failure to obey a lawful order given by a senior NCO. The individual received a reduction to airman, forfeiture of $867 pay…

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