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Day 1: Official Honor Guard trains local Airmen

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local Honor Guard Airmen stand at attention as they learn from instructors from the U.S. Air Force’s official Honor Guard team April 16, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the Air Force Honor Guard team came to Luke to train local Honor Guard members…

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Luke hosts 2018 first quarter Load Crew Competition

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Makiah Green, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches guidance fins onto an inert air-to-air missile during the 2018 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 6. Green and other members of her three-person team divided responsibilities…

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RAAF Airmen learn logistics to develop F-35 program

Posted April 11, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Daniel Rubio

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., opened their doors to the Royal Australian Air Force to shadow the Materiel Management and the Deployment and Distribution flights for a one-month immersion opportunity to gain the expertise the partner nation needs to develop their F-35 program. Two Australian logisticians are the first…

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Contracting exercise readies Airmen for emergencies

Posted April 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted an exercise in February to prepare their Airmen to deploy in support of any wartime or peacetime emergency. This year, the exercise trained Airmen on how to implement recovery efforts after a stateside natural disaster. “We must always be prepared for bare base operations…

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Andretti Autosport Visit

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier, 61st Fighter Squadron commander; and Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport racecar driver, walk through the entrance to the 61st FS operations building at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2018. Rossi and other delegates from Andretti Autosport learned about the lives and work…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Posted April 6, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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61st AMU Weapons Load

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Staff Sgt. Matthew Perry, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load a GBU-12 Paveway II munition on an F-35A Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28, 2018. The Air Force uses precision-guided munitions like the GBU-12 to complete air-to-ground missions….

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In Brief

Posted April 6, 2018 by

AFGE cookout Defense Department, nonappropriated fund, Army, Air Force Exchange Services and Defense Commissary Agency civilian employees are invited to a Lunch and Learn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Local Union office, 14035 W. Mitchell St., First Floor, east end of Bldg. 156. The food is barbecue-style and is free….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 6, 2018 by

I am constantly amazed at how often faith intersects with other disciplines. Leadership is something I am very passionate about. The first leadership book I ever read talked about laws of leadership. The law that stuck out most to me was the idea of being in process; always seeking growth and moving forward, never being…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted April 6, 2018 by

The following is a list of administrative actions issued for November and December 2017 and January at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of two charges and two specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134, procuring acts of prostitution and indecent language….

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