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EOD Airmen maintain readiness

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK 56th Fighter Wing

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen participated in the fifth annual Operation Enduring Training Feb. 6 through 10 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range located southwest of Luke Air Force Base in Gila Bend. The purpose of the exercise was for EOD Airmen to gain combat experience while being exposed to contingency…

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K-9 handlers from Luke take part in Desert Dog Regional Police K-9 Trials

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Luke K-9 handlers participated in the Desert Dog Regional K-9 Trials to see who was the “best of the best.” These Airmen competed against police units from all over the Southwest and took home fourth place in explosives detection.

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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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Going the extra mile

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Wyatt Weaver, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, poses for a portrait at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Buckeye, Ariz., July 28, 2017. Running approximately 35 miles a week, Weaver is currently training for the 21st Air Force Marathon held Sept. 16, 2017, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base,…

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 4 & 5

Posted October 6, 2017 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 167 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. James Hodges Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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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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2017 in Photos: April

Posted January 5, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley A Thunderbolt takes a shot against an Arizona Coyotes player after the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new hockey rink April 13, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The rink is located adjacent to the base pool and Community Commons.

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Air War College international students finish capstone program at Luke

Posted March 5, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

United States Air Force Air War College International Fellows students visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 27 to gain a better understanding of U.S. military operations and see how Luke is building the future of airpower.

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Rock Fest 2018

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona hosted Rock Fest 2018.

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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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