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F-16 Fighting Falcon Heritage Aircraft gets new look with vintage style

Posted February 20, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

The former 56th Fighter Wing flagship F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 89-2056, got a paint job and is taking its new look to the skies above Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

Posted February 14, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Posted February 11, 2019 by AP

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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F-35 Demo Team develops new ground performance

Posted February 6, 2019 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

While the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson has been hard at work refining the aerial maneuvers for their all-new demonstration, the maintainers have also been practicing their newly developed ground performance.

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Mountain Home AFB civic leaders visit Luke

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Armond Conner, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, teaches C.D. Houston, Mountain Home Military Affairs Committee board member, how to detect cracks in a metal plate, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The gap between communities and bases closes when…

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Netherlands defense chief visits Luke

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Netherlands Chief of Defense Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, arrives at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Jan 30, 2019. Bauer learned about the Luke AFB F-35A training mission and the work being done to stand up the 308th Fighter Squadron where the Dutch will train alongside U.S….

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02/01 In Brief

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 8 through 15 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. March 7. Normal operations will resume March 16. For more information, call…

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5 new critical care, emergency trauma nurses added to ‘fight’

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Airmen 1st Class ASPEN REID and ZOIE RIDER

The 56th Medical Group and Honor Health Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center added five new Critical Care and Emergency Trauma nurses to the Air Force during the class 18A graduation ceremony at Honor Health Jan. 17. The nurses were recognized for a culmination of 12 months of training, including 240 hours of classroom time, 10…

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Street Beat 02/01

Posted February 1, 2019 by emmauribe

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 26 through Dec. 23, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 20 moving violations and four non-moving violations. Traffic accidents Nov. 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 936. A vehicle was hit but…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Chaplain (Maj.) DOUG HESS

“Marital preventive maintenance – Are you doing it?” There I was sitting across the dinner table in our one-bedroom apartment with my wife of four months. Amber had just asked me, “So when are you going to take me out?” To be honest, I was a bit puzzled by her question. In my mind I…

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