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Soak zone …

Posted October 9, 2015 by Harvey Brugger

Harvey Brugger A photo taken Tuesday from atop the air traffic control tower on Luke Air Force Base displays an ominous-looking storm system approaching the base from the southeast. Although it was reported that Litchfield Park received the most rain in the Valley from the storm, measuring 1.5 inches, the rainfall at Luke was measured…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 2, 2015 by

People Active duty 3,149 Officers 288 Second lieutenant 20 First lieutenant 29 Captain 87 Major 93 Lieutenant colonel 47 Colonel 11 Brigadier general 1 Enlisted 2,861 Airman basic 7 Airman 58 Airman first class 438 Senior airman 825 Staff sergeant 772 Technical sergeant 443 Master sergeant 249 Senior master sergeant 46 Chief master sergeant 23…

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Did you know?

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The crashed vehicle used as a prop during the active-shooter exercise was provided by an auto salvage company. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services has a partnership with the salvage company to provide Luke with vehicles for training at no cost.

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LEAD Council in community helps Airmen

Posted October 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many organizations on base available for Airmen to be a part of. Members of one group, although lower in rank, have a great vision for the future. “LEAD stands for Luke Empowering Airmen’s Development,” said Senior Airman Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Health medical technician and LEAD Council president. “LEAD is…

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Cornerstone of FW three-fold

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots. Airmen: There are more than 5,500 Airmen serving at Luke Air Force Base, and each one is critical to the Air Force mission. Airmen and airpower – the two are inseparable. Without Airmen, there is no airpower. Community: We cannot thank Luke’s neighbors throughout the valley enough for letting…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 21 through 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Sept. 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 318….

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Around Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Airman 1st Class Andrew Garcia, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, scrubs down a Luke Air Force Base fire truck on the flightline. Airmen from the fire department perform daily washes of all fire vehicles to keep them looking sharp and to ensure their equipment is in top working order.

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Luke conducts first F-35 load training

Posted September 11, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to weapons load crew and maintenance members who…

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Honorary commanders visit BMGR

Posted September 11, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman William Langston, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, briefs business and government leaders from the community who have been selected as honorary commanders at Luke Air Force Base on how the robot functions Aug. 31 during a tour of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Gila…

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Gym gets facelift, redesign

Posted September 11, 2015 by Courtesy graphic

Courtesy graphic The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art renovations later this year and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. Changes to the gym will require most of the interior walls to be removed, providing open floor plans for cardiovascular and weight lifting areas. Once work areas are…

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