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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted December 7, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

Posted December 5, 2016 by Maj. Elizabeth Magnusson

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

Posted November 30, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

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Maintainers build morale hiking White Tank Mountains

Posted November 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

As the sun slowly rose behind the rocky mountain terrain, people began to gather at the bottom of the ascending trail. After hiking at a swift pace, sweat slowly dropped from their exhausted faces, the Airmen could see their destination.

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Luke: Giving thanks to Airmen

Posted November 23, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Luke Thunderbolts take off at the start of the Turkey Trot 5K fun run Nov. 23, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The fun run is geared toward promoting fitness among active duty as well as anyone with base access who would like to participate. Tis…

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Civil Engineer Airmen use information system to map base

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

People around the world use maps to find locations, but at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., engineers use them for a variety of different reasons. The Airmen at the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer flight make maps by using GIS.

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Prime Beef: Building morale, preparedness

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Humvees parked in the ATSO (ability to survive and operate) compound during a Prime Beef exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016. The exercise reinforced skills in self-aid buddy care, gathering intelligence, countersign, and defensive fighting positions. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke…

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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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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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