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IN BRIEF November 6, 2015

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Notice to claimants In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Airman Craig N. Mertens is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby on notice to present…

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Bugs, beware of cute critter

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.   Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the…

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Tribe visits Luke

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Tohono O’odham Nation Vice-chairman Verlon Jose and other members of the nation met with Luke Air Force Base wing leaders in February in support of an annual government-to-government visit the Air Force conducts with Native American tribes that are impacted by military training operations. “Located in southern Arizona, the Sells Military Operations Area is a…

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Maintenance hiring flies over century mark

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 recently surpassed the century mark, by having well over 100 members assigned to the unit, which is a landmark piece to their development. As part of the Air Force Reserve 944th FW at Luke Air Force Base, Det. 1 stood up as a…

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Luke’s senior leaders reveal 56th Fighter Wing new mission, vision, beliefs

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

The commander of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., revealed the 56th Fighter Wing’s new mission, vision and beliefs during a Thunderbolt Huddle 4 Nov at Club Five Six.

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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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Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Luke Air Force Base Fire Services

Fire prevention is a responsibility shared by everyone; not only in protecting ourselves, families, and our property, but also, the people throughout Luke Air Force Base. Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of property. Many of these fires might have been prevented by taking…

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