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Weekly Flight Ops: 61st

Posted July 25, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer inspects an F-35A Lightning II prior to its taxi-out and takeoff July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots and maintainers perform thorough pre-flight checks before each sortie.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Maintainers from…

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Refugee to Airman

Posted September 12, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The memories are vivid for her. A recent trip to a Jamba Juice had stoked a particularly powerful one after a sip of a wheatgrass beverage. The fields around the camp were wheatgrass, and she could remember their taste, the way they felt against her skin as she ran through them in one of the few ways she could play.

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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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Around Luke – Rango …

Posted September 11, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, and Rango, 56th SFS MWD, stand in the kennel training yard at Luke Air Force Base. Gonzalez and Rango work on obedience training, drug detection, deterrence, patrol, subduing suspects and search pit.

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F-35 egress trainer arrives at Luke

Posted February 11, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Over the past two months, major components of the new F-35 Lightning II egress trainer, an advanced replica of the F-35 cockpit designed to simulate the mechanical layout of the ejection and emergency evacuation system, have arrived at Luke Air Force Base. Upon completion of the build, the third of its kind in the nation,…

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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

Posted June 2, 2016 by Story by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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56th Medical Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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• MISSION • VISION • BELIEFS

Posted January 6, 2017 by Courtesy of 56th FW Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, revealed the 56th FW’s new mission, vision and beliefs Nov. 4, 2016. “The mission is why we are here, the vision is what we want to be, and the beliefs are core descriptions of what we value and how we operate,” Leonard said. Mission: We build the…

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10,000th F-35 Sortie

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 62nd Fighter Squadron pilot, lands the 10,000th F-35 Lightning II training sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz March 29, 2017. The 5,000th training sortie was flown in May 2015 marking more than 5,000 sorties flown in 10 months as Luke continues…

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944th FW maintainers maintain morale

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  FROM LEFT: Airman Gabriel Coronado and Senior Airman Luis Pizarro, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 munitions systems apprentices, play horseshoes May 7 during their unit’s family day picnic at Luke Air Force Base. Representatives from Benevilla Family Resource Center, Exceptional Family Member Program, Airman and Family…

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