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Training at the Barry M. Goldwater Range

Posted February 17, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen fire their weapons down range during a live-fire shooting exercise Feb. 7, 2017, at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend, Ariz. During live-fire training, EOD Airmen work on accuracy by aiming down their targets.   Air…

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

Posted February 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

Posted February 8, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Luke Chaplains welcome Airmen anytime to give support, guidance

Posted February 8, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Volunteers from the 56th Fighter Wing Chaplain office serve free meals to Airmen and their families during the monthly flight line feast, Feb. 2, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The flight line feast is one of many community outreach events the chaplain’s office holds…

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In Brief

Posted February 3, 2017 by emmauribe

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The deadline for munitions turn-ins/issues is 4 p.m., March 2. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech….

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K-9s mission-ready at Luke

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications K-9s are required to have. “The certification process is done annually or when there is a…

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STREET BEAT

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 1 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets SFS issued citations for 25 moving and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 10: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 660. There were no injuries. Jan. 11: SFS responded…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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PMEL Calibrates on a Standard Level

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

When performing maintenance on essential military equipment, the precision and accuracy of the testing tool is crucial.

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Chapel Corner

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The Luke Chapel team is committed to ensuring spiritual care for the entire family. Chapel offices are in the Luke Community Chapel at 139th Avenue and Shooting Star Street. All services are Sunday unless noted. For more information, call 623-856-6211. COM-Chapel on the Mall LCC-Luke Community Chapel Worship schedule Catholic Mass Saturday is at 5…

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Annual load crew competition

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Kathryn Decker 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team member, prepares a GBU-12 bomb during the Annual Load Crew Competition Jan. 27, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Teams consisted of three Airmen each from various AMUs working together to successfully load…

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