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Thunderbolt families learn about equine therapy

Posted April 24, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez A volunteer and a child from Luke Air Force Base’s Exceptional Family Member Program lead a horse over an obstacle at Horses Help, April 20, 2019, in Phoenix, Ariz. April is the designated Autism Awareness Month, which is a nationwide effort to promote inclusion and open…

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A&FRC keeps Airmen resilient, fit to fight

Posted April 19, 2019 by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is the service organization and focal point for Air Force family matters. The Luke Air Force Base A&FRC works to ensure service members and their families hit the ground running wherever they land.

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Luke hosts first quarter load crew competition

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Airman 1st Class Justin Duran, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition, April 11, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The load crew competition is designed to encourage friendly competition among load…

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On patrol

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Cox Airman 1st Class Abigail Biever, 56th Security Forces Squadron team member, radios in car mileage and vehicle conditions before the start of her shift April 11, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base Ariz. The mission of the 56th SFS is to secure assets, protect the community…

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Luke welcomes its newest library director

Posted April 15, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Jennifer Crowell, 56th Force Support Squadron library director, shelves a book April 8, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The library has over 30,000 materials to use including books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs.   Air Force photograph by Airman Brooke Moeder Jennifer Crowell, 56th Force Support Squadron…

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Health & Safety

Air Force to test water near Luke AFB after contamination found on base

Posted April 15, 2019 by AP

PHOENIX — The U.S. Air Force plans to test water in the Phoenix area after finding contamination in a nearby base’s surface and groundwater. The Air Force started requesting permission April 10 to test about 45 wells within a mile surrounding Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, the Arizona Republic reported. A 2017 site inspection…

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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Posted April 12, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Air Force Completes PFOS/PFOA Site Inspection at Luke AFB and Gila Bend AFAF

Posted April 12, 2019 by

Air Force officials released the results of a site inspection conducted in Fall 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Ariz., that assessed the potential for Perfluorooctane Sulfanate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid presence in ground and surface water stemming from past firefighting activities. Drinking water on base at Luke…

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Luke Youth Programs celebrate April as Month of the Military Child

Posted April 10, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez A child plays inside of an inflatable toy at the Month of the Military Child Celebration at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2019. Several children took turns with games, face painting, a DJ and much more to celebrate the families of military members. April…

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Luke kicks off SAAPM

Posted April 10, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Cox

Since 2001, April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Airmen at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona are ready to participate with education, training and open discussion. The Department of Defense chose ‘Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission’ as the theme for 2019. SAAPM is an annual campaign to raise…

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