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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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Luke supports Wings of Blue Parachute Team at Gila Bend

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Jumping out of a plane at more than 10,000 feet is not for everyone. For cadets in the Wings of Blue Parachute Team from the United States Air Force Academy, performing this feat is an almost daily occurrence.

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June16: Thunderbolt Nation “Selfless” Community Blitz

Posted June 2, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

Luke Air Force Base Service Blitz is the second in a two-part action-orientated platform to pause our day-to-day mission and reinforce our focus on daily service and the difference we can make in the lives of others, our organizations and our community. The goal of this two-part platform is to demonstrate how serving and working…

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Logistic Readiness Squadron

Posted July 17, 2017 by

The Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight does more than just refuel jets. They area vital piece of getting the aircraft off the ground every day and making our mission of building the future of air power possible.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony

Posted September 13, 2017 by

  Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Senior Airman Owen Ricker, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Fighter, poses for a portrait Sept. 11, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During Team Luke’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Ricker played his ceremonial bagpipes and also participated in a 10-story stair climb in the air…

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RAAF commander visits Australian F-35A team

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, commander, Air Combat Group of the Royal Australian Air Force, speaks with members of the Australian F-35A Transition Team embedded with the 61st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit during a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2017. Kitcher spoke…

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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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Desert Destinations: Humphreys Peak

Posted January 29, 2018 by

Humphreys Peak towers over Coconino National Forest located just north of Flagstaff, Ariz. Humphreys Peak is Arizona’s highest landmass with an elevation of 12,633 feet.

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