Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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Spiritual Maintenance Center opens to all Airmen

Posted August 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Kevin Connauton, Arizona Coyotes hockey player, cut the ribbon with members of the Luke community at the Spiritual Maintenance Center on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Aug. 15, 2017. The Spiritual Maintenance Center was a place established…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing Commander (Thunderbolt 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Thunderbolt 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight, section, unit, or…

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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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2017 in Photos: March

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, throws the first pitch of the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians to Bradley Zimmer, Cleveland Indians center fielder, March 25, 2017, at Goodyear Ballpark. Leonard threw the first pitch as part of the celebration to mark the…

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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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Luke AFB Exchange offers new, old programs

Posted September 11, 2015 by

‘Disney at the Exchange’ Saturday A cast of Disney, Marvel and “Star Wars” brands is joining forces with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to bring a special, dedicated section to the Luke Exchange.    The standalone section, called “Disney at the Exchange,” showcases merchandise from Disney Consumer Products, including characters from Disney Junior,…

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Overseers of the streets …

Posted February 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Master Sgt. Sean Nichols, 56th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight chief, writes a traffic citation for texting while driving Feb. 9 at Luke Air Base. Airmen in the 56th SFS make 10 to 15 traffic stops daily. The majority of traffic stops are due to motorists failing to stop at…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…

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56th Maintenance Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers and fighter pilots Demographics: There are 166 active-duty and 14 civilian members Leadership Section commander: Maj. Daniel Kline Maintenance operations superintendent: Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Patrick…

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Firefighter training at Luke

Posted January 4, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, provided firefighters from Luke and Gila Bend fire departments with a safety briefing prior to training Dec. 7, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Kinkade went over what to expect in the training, where each firefighter would be assigned and safety tips.   Firefighters with…

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