Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Local

Luke trains with partners on search and rescue

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Mariacopa County Search and Rescue team guides Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, to the helicopter during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona, 1 Mar. 2017. The exercise highlighted the real way Air Force and civilian assets…

Full Story »

luke-pool
Local

Silver Wings Pool opening Memorial Day

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

With temperatures on the rise, the Silver Wings Pool at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is scheduled to open May 29, 2017 at 6 a.m. The pool will remain open throughout the summer until Labor Day. “Anyone who has access to the base can use the pool,” said Sam Harvey, 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor…

Full Story »

Local

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….

Full Story »

Local

STREET BEAT

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned…

Full Story »

photos by 
Airman 1st Class 
RIDGE SHAN
Local

Luke conducts first F-35 load training

Posted September 11, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to weapons load crew and maintenance members who…

Full Story »

Local

‘Start Small, Think Big’ theme of Military Saves Week

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Military Saves Week is Feb. 22 through 27, and the campaign’s slogan, “Start Small, Think Big,” speaks to the long-term benefits of saving even a small amount each month. The Military Saves program is designed to educate and motivate service members and their families to reduce debt and save their hard-earned money for both emergencies…

Full Story »

Photos by Tech. Sgt.  TIMOTHY BOYER
Local

Equipment maintainers keep jets viable

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Imagine driving your car down the freeway. You are halfway to the destination with only four hours left to drive when the check engine light comes on, a tire blows and the car begins to overheat. You pull over and look at your phone, which has no signal, and…

Full Story »

Local

56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Fighter Wing Mission To train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots Training (fiscal 2016) F-16 B-course graduates 60    (Luke and Holloman combined) Current students Luke 30 Holloman 34 F-35 B-course graduates 0 Current students 0 (first class starts Dec. 5) MRA graduates 5  urrent students 8 Leadership Wing commander: Brig. Gen….

Full Story »

Air Force photograph
Local

ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

Posted January 23, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

Full Story »

luke-PCS
Local

LRS prepares local movers before PCS season

Posted April 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Summertime in the Air Force is often referred to as “PCS season,” the time when a high volume of service members and their families are making a permanent change of station to a new base. The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron held an annual briefing for approximately 25 different local moving companies, March 28, 2017, at…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.