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Around Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Airman 1st Class Andrew Garcia, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, scrubs down a Luke Air Force Base fire truck on the flightline. Airmen from the fire department perform daily washes of all fire vehicles to keep them looking sharp and to ensure their equipment is in top working order.

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Around Luke – Duking it …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Zel Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron maintenance supervisor, helps a group of Thunderbolts stay in shape with a boxing fitness program at Luke Air Force Base. The boxing fitness program was created as a fitness training option at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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Mini-Bolts cardio at Luke …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota The 56th Force Support Squadron Annex Fitness Center on the east side of the base has a parent and child workout room in which Thunderbolts can work on cardio while watching their children. The Luke Air Force Bryant Fitness Center is undergoing changes in 2016, which will include a parent and child…

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F-16 pilots learn to fight at night

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Student pilots at Luke Air Force Base are learning important skills and combat tactics essential to flying and fighting at night. Training to master nighttime operations enables a pilot to utilize a vast set of tools and strategies to increase their lethality in combat situations. “Night flying requires more detailed attention,” said Maj. Michael Blauser,…

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Around Luke: Fine tuning …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Robert Huber, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, tightens a connection on an electronic countermeasure systems tester while calibrating the machine at Luke Air Force Base. PMEL technicians use this machine to test the ECMS on all active F-16 Fighting Falcons on base.

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Year in Photos – December 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Children engage in close-range snowball tossing. Snowballs were made from man-made snow shipped in for Holiday Magic Dec. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The snow is one of numerous attractions and activities provided at the event. Senior Airman Grace Lee Weapons load crew members from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance…

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In Brief March 4, 2106

Posted March 3, 2016 by

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Air Force Assistance Fund begins The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through…

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AGE keeps it cool …

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, works on replacing an air duct at Luke Air Force Base. The air duct goes to a 270 volt DC air conditioner hybrid for the F-35 Lightning II.

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Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted January 29, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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Goldwater Range big part of Luke mission

Posted April 1, 2016 by by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

  The Barry M. Goldwater Range complex is a vast training range for U.S. and allied pilots. The range consists of 1.7 million acres of relatively undisturbed Sonoran Desert southwest of Luke Air Force Base between Yuma and Tucson, south of Interstate 8. Overhead are 57,000 cubic miles of airspace where pilots practice air-to-air maneuvers…

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