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63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

Posted March 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Scottsdale, Luke fire departments joined forces

Posted March 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, speaks with Scottsdale firefighters after completing a training exercise Mar. 16, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The objective of the exercise was to control the means of egress and evacuate victims while stabilizing the fire. The…

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FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone

Posted March 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 7, 2017, when they flew their 100th sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission

Posted March 15, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice…

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AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

Posted March 13, 2017 by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster

Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington.

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Luke trains with partners on search and rescue

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Mariacopa County Search and Rescue team guides Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, to the helicopter during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona, 1 Mar. 2017. The exercise highlighted the real way Air Force and civilian assets…

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Luke celebrates Women’s History with ‘still’ museum

Posted March 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Observance Month Still Museum March 3, 2017 at the base library.

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In Brief

Posted March 3, 2017 by

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. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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