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President Trump visits Luke

Posted October 22, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

President Donald Trump visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2018, to discuss military weapons and technology capabilities and learn about the 56th Fighter Wing’s pilot training mission.

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F-35 night flying

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II takes off for an evening sortie Oct. 11, 2018, from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots conduct periodic, routine night flying in order to train for nighttime and low light operations.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan…

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Luke AFB community garden open for growing

Posted October 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid An Airman assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing examines a ripe pepper in the base community garden, Oct. 9, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The community garden was established to boost morale and provide Airmen with another on-base hobby year round. Lush green foliage…

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2018 Third Quarter Load Competition

Posted October 15, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Load crew members from the 63rd Aircraft maintenance Unit meet prior to the 56th Maintenance Group third quarter load competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2018. Three F-35 Lightning II and three F-16 Fighting Falcon teams competed in the competition to determine who…

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56th MDG Optometry

Posted October 15, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Derek Wall, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guidance munitions journeyman, chooses a pair of prescription glasses during a visit to the Luke Optometry Clinic Oct. 4, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Optometry Clinic provides more than 50 styles of customized…

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Luke Fire Department hosts Fire Prevention week

Posted October 10, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

With home fire safety as the main topic this year for the National Fire Protection Association, Doug Smith, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, encourages everyone to educate themselves on taking these simple steps in order to be better prepared in the event of a fire. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week messages point to the…

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Luke’s Propulsion Flight transitions to Holloman AFB

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Larry Faulkner, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight jet engine technician, looks inside an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine core at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2018. The propulsion team is in the midst of relocating to Holloman AFB, which will be the future location…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 4, 2018 by

‘Rock rules’ imperative The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing commander (Luke 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Luke 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight,…

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Thunderbolts, Arizonans remember Lieutenant Luke’s sacrifice

Posted September 28, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The 56th Fighter Wing and members of the local community memorialized the 100th anniversary of the death of Arizona-native 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr., a World War I ace fighter pilot and the namesake of Luke Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2018, in a ceremony at the state capitol in Phoenix.

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COMPACAF visits allies and partners at Luke

Posted September 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Gen. CQ Brown Jr., commander of Pacific Air Forces, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2018, to meet with U.S. and Indo-Pacific Airmen about the capabilities and interoperability of the F-35 Lightning II.

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