Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

Posted July 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

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56th Fighter Wing Vice Commander

Posted July 10, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing’s new Vice Commander Colonel Richardson introduces himself and excitement to be back at Luke.

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In Brief

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Security Forces Squadron — Lt. Col. Brian Loveless will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 7:56 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 999. 56th Medical Operations Squadron — Col. Stephen Boden, 56th Medical Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Joseph Beard at 7:56 a.m. July 21…

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Luke CDC best in AF …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Edna Ruiz, 56th Force Support Squadron child and youth program assistant, watches children during suppertime June 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The CDC was recently chosen as the Air Force’s best Child Development Center of the Year for 2016.

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Looking back …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

On April 8, 1967, the 56th Air Commando Wing, the predecessor to the 56th Fighter Wing of today, organized with Col. Harry Aderholt as its commander. It was the host U.S. Air Force unit at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. It was assigned to Thirteenth Air Force for command and administrative control…

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Takes everyone to keep Luke pollutant-free

Posted July 7, 2017 by by JEFFERY SCHONE

Do you know what is going down your storm drain? At Luke Air Force Base, we have more than 1,400 industrial processes that could potentially harm Arizona’s watershed. Now consider the 1.5 million residents in the Valley. Rainstorms can flush the smallest amounts of pollutants from parking lots, streets, driveways, pressure washing activities or lawns….

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Connection saves…

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Brotherhood, service, sacrifice …

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Airman 1st Class Caroline Parks Two brothers born and raised at Luke Air Force Base, assigned to the 310th and 62nd fighter squadrons, tell their story about brotherhood, service and sacrifice. For video story, go to http://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1220783/brotherhood-service-sacrifice.

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Luke Exchange helps foot the bill this PCS season

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Army

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is taking some of the stress of moving to a new duty station off service members’ shoulders this PCS season. Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to the Luke Exchange customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card. The card entitles service members to…

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