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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted September 17, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Luke’s F-16 Fighting Falcon, Thunderbolts in action

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Codey Yurkewicz, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, runs the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon through preflight checks at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 1, 2016. As a crew chief, Yurkewicz has the responsibility to look over the aircraft and ensure…

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Luke receives AF’s 100th F-35

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The F-35  Lightning II program took a major step forward recently with the announcement of initial operational capability and another huge step was made at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II, designated AF-100, arrived here. “This marks a milestone and shows…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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EFMP alive, well at Luke AFB

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FSS A&FRC

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Exceptional Family Member Program supports military families with special medical and educational needs. The program has three components: Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs, assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station and family support to…

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Program rewards academic excellence

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Military students can turn good grades into rewards — and have a chance to win a $2,000 gift card with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. Through the program, students in grades one through 12 who maintain a B average or better are…

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Exchange backs holidays with no-fee layaway

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden from inquisitive eyes. As of Sept. 1, the Luke Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items…

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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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Shred competition hits Luke stage

Posted September 1, 2016 by

Men competing in the physique tall category line up for the judges during the main event. The first-place winner was Zachary Recendes. Women competing in the bikini short category line up for the judges. The first-place winner was Daryan Davis. In the tall division, Briana Massey took first place. The judges deliberate on the performance,…

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Reservist hits AF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A native Arizonan and 944th Fighter Wing Reserve pilot achieved his life-long goal while also hitting a milestone for the Air Force last month. Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group, Det. 2 F-35 instructor pilot, flew an F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base to Royal Air Force…

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