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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

Posted December 10, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Holiday Magic brings the snow, other activities to Luke

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Children play on a pile of snow during Holiday Magic 2018, Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Holiday Magic is an annual base wide event where children can participate in events such as meeting Santa, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, and face painting….

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Annual Cookie Drive Sweetens Thunderbolt Lives

Posted December 10, 2018 by Airmen 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Cookies packaged by volunteers during the Airmen Cookie Drive wait to be picked up and passed out by First Sergeants, Dec. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke community came together to donate more than 15,000 homemade and store-bought cookies to spread some…

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In Brief

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Wing food drive The 56th Fighter Wing is featuring a wing-wide canned food collection competition through Dec. 17. The Cans and Kindness Challenge pits squadron against squadron to gather the most weight in canned food donations which will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The most-needed items are peanut butter, canned light chicken, canned…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Chaplain (Maj.) R. JOHN BOYER

Prince of Peace The holidays can mean different things to different people. For some, this is the best time of the year. In my tradition, many think of twinkling lights, decorated trees, candy, presents, and the sights and sounds of Christmas. Joyous times of celebration with family and friends readily come to mind. For others,…

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Lactation rooms now at Luke …

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Caroline Burnett Luke AFB now provides lactation rooms to nursing military mothers. The room is located in the Wing safety Building, room 103.

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STREET BEAT

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 29 through Nov. 25 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 28 moving violations and 15 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents Nov. 1: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in base housing. The victim reported someone had backed…

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CDC preschool class acts out kindness

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The students were able to gather78 gallon bags of toiletries, snacks and other items to be handed out to homeless veterans around Phoenix. The Falcon preschool class poses for a photo with items collected during their “Simple Act of Kindness” drive to provide personal items to local veterans. FROM LEFT TOP ROW: April Castronova and…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

Posted December 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this…

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Luke AFB stands up new F-35A lightning II fighter squadron

Posted December 3, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona reactivated the 308th Fighter Squadron, Nov. 30, 2018, which will house the Dutch and the Danes F-35A Lightning IIs as part of Luke’s partnerships. With Lt. Col. Robert Miller assuming command, the fighter squadron is scheduled to begin operations in December 2018.

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