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310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals that the chocks are pulled, Aug. 8, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 310th Fighter Squadron is the largest producer of F-16 pilots in the Air Force. Currently the 310th FS is conducting…

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Luke firefighters lead training advancements

Posted August 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Damian Proano, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests equipment on a fire engine Aug. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s firemen train constantly to maintain competency in all procedures, whether military or civilian. As firemen arrive at the residence they…

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2018 Cardinals Salute-to-Service Boot Camp

Posted August 8, 2018 by

The Arizona Cardinals, in collaboration with local organizations, invited Thunderbolts to the University of Phoenix stadium to participate in the 2018 Cardinals Boot Camp, where Airmen ran drills and tested their football skills in a mock-combine.

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Back-to-School Bash 2018

Posted August 8, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A child picks out school supplies during the Back-To-School Bash July 25, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event allowed on-base and local organizations to provide hundreds of backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and other school supplies to military families preparing for the new school year….

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

Posted August 6, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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63rd FS continues to train

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter pilots assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron receive a step brief prior to heading to their aircraft at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2018. The members were briefed on various things such as weather, flight patterns, takeoff…

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In Brief

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 7 through 14 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last time and date for munitions turn-ins or issues is 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Normal operations will resume Sept. 15….

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Luke annual water quality report released

Posted August 3, 2018 by

This year’s annual water quality report has been released. The results show the Luke Air force Base potable water has been deemed safe by EPA standards. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses…

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STREET BEAT

Posted August 3, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 25 through July 22 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 51 moving violations and 11 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents June 18: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the South Gate Visitor Center. The driver of…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Solomon was one of Israel’s great kings in the Bible. He was renowned for his God-given wisdom and making Israel a prosperous nation. In spite of this, Solomon did not experience an effortless life. While composing Ecclesiastes, he reflected on his life. Just like everyone, he had a lifetime assortment of experiences. He experienced joy,…

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