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United Fantasy Flight

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Children from Luke Air Force Base sing a Christmas song while being entertained by volunteers during the United Fantasy Flight at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix Ariz., Dec. 1, 2017. Dozens of children from around Phoenix received shoes, sweatshirts, blankets, toys, books and a…

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Holiday Magic 2017

Posted December 6, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated this holiday season with cookie decorating, carriage rides, snow, Santa and many more activities!

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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Posted December 4, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Trojan workout

Posted December 4, 2017 by

Thunderbolts gathered at the base of the Troy Gilbert Memorial Bridge to perform an intense workout to commemorate the life of a fallen hero, Maj. Troy Gilbert, Nov. 27, 2017.

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In Brief

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Flightline feast The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel is featuring the Winter Flightline Feast at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 behind Hangar 914. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, scalloped corn, potato and cheese soup, dinner rolls, salad, fruit, dessert and beverages. The meal is free and open to all. Annual Awards Banquet The Luke Air…

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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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AETC welcomes new commander

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Sean Worrell Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, officially addresses the men and women of the First Command for the first time as their commander during a change of command ceremony Nov. 16 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Kwast, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, assumed command after spending…

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Ghost towns of Arizona

Posted December 1, 2017 by Story and photos by MARCY COPELAND

As Airmen, we have the unique opportunity to live in different places across the world, and this presents endless adventures to be pursued. In Arizona, there are more than 275 ghost towns to explore. Some of the largest and most prosperous towns were those that boomed during the gold, silver and copper rushes of the…

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Thunderbolt of the Week: October & November

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Oct. 20 Loida Lagang Catholic Religious Education Program manager Lagang goes above and beyond her job requirements by volunteering to serve Airmen in numerous ways. She, along with her team of volunteers, prepare, transport and serve meals to Airmen for the monthly 56th Fighter Wing Chapel’s flightine feast feeding 250 to 300 people. Friday nights…

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AFSA represents enlisted

Posted December 1, 2017 by Courtesy of Master Sgt. Christopher Dodd

Air Force Sergeant Association was founded in 1961 by four U.S. Air Force NCOs who recognized the need for an organization to represent the voice of all enlisted personnel to America’s elected and military leaders. Over the past five decades, AFSA has represented its members by advocating for their interests, ensuring the military and veteran…

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