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Kachina Gate temporarily closed

Posted November 3, 2017 by

The Kachina Gate will be closed on Nov. 2, 3, 6, and 7 for construction. The North Gate will be opening at 6 a.m.to accomodate for the Kachina Gate being closed. Normal gate hours will continue on Nov. 8.

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944th MSG change-of-command

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Airmen from the 944th Mission Support Group stand in formation Feb. 12 during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Paul Theisen, 944th Mission Support Group commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Gavin Tade in a ceremony presided over by Col. Kurt Gallegos, 944th Fighter Wing commander.

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Harness training

Posted July 12, 2017 by

Staff Sgt. Jose Ochoa talks about the importance of parachute safety for all personnel who fly or may fly.

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Contracting exercise readies Airmen for emergencies

Posted April 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted an exercise in February to prepare their Airmen to deploy in support of any wartime or peacetime emergency. This year, the exercise trained Airmen on how to implement recovery efforts after a stateside natural disaster. “We must always be prepared for bare base operations…

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Young thunderbolts learn about deployments

Posted October 24, 2016 by Airman First Class Mota

The 56th Force Support Squadron’s staff held its biannual mock deployment event at the Ability to Survive and Operate area Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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RAAF commander visits Australian F-35A team

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, commander, Air Combat Group of the Royal Australian Air Force, speaks with members of the Australian F-35A Transition Team embedded with the 61st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit during a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2017. Kitcher spoke…

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Postman sets up chapel service

Posted July 30, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Barbara Plante TSgt. Elliot Denny, 944th Fighter Wing, chaplain assistant sets up for a protestant chapel service on June 30, 2016 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As a Citizen Airman who works as a postman in Tucson, Ariz., he came to the wing over three years ago from active duty…

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STREET BEAT

Posted December 1, 2017 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Support Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 59 moving violations and eight non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 23: SFS responded to a report of a hit-and-run-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. The victim’s vehicle was…

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Luke Exchange keeps ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family. “As a part of the military community, the Exchange understands that time with family, for both customers and…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Fighter Wing Mission To train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots Training (fiscal 2016) F-16 B-course graduates 60    (Luke and Holloman combined) Current students Luke 30 Holloman 34 F-35 B-course graduates 0 Current students 0 (first class starts Dec. 5) MRA graduates 5  urrent students 8 Leadership Wing commander: Brig. Gen….

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