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Around Luke: Luke heritage …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Gossett

Airman 1st Class Gossett A static SPAD XIII airplane is on display in the at Luke Air Force Base air park. The SPAD XIII was a French-built airplane built for U.S. Air Service Pursuit Squadrons in World War I and was also the aircraft used by Phoenix native Lt. Frank Luke to down 18 enemy…

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No. 351 gets overhaul …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Weston contractors work on repairs to Fuel Storage Tank 351 Jan. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The repairs included a new dome roof, cathodic protection, fuel tank bottom, piping, manifolds and the dike liner which is a secondary spill container.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the “75 Years of Airpower” airshow April 2 and 3. Attendees will experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of…

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted April 28, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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Small adjustment …

Posted October 16, 2015 by adriennek

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Atreyu Key, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy medicine technician, performs a passive range of motions Oct. 6 on Staff Sgt. Heston Cantu, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons armament craftsman, at Luke Air Force Base. The technicians at physical therapy care for approximately 36 patients a day. They work…

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Pronghorn at home on range

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams A recovery team at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona secures a Sonoran pronghorn Dec. 10 while marking and veterinary teams process it for relocation during the annual pronghorn capture and release operation at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend. With the help of the 56th…

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Tried, true, take-off ready …

Posted February 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 Fighting Falcons await instructions prior to launch Tuesday at the end of the runaway at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Operations Group has operational control and responsibility for all F-16 fighter squadrons here at Luke, including two detachments. The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, officially…

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IN BRIEF November 6, 2015

Posted November 6, 2015 by

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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