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EMS glue in MX package

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Senior Airman Shanon Lair, 56th EMS low observable journeyman, preps an F-35A Lightning II panel for painting.   Senior Airman Steven Attard, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crew chief, changes a safety wire and clamp in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The safety line and clamp were changed to prevent them from…

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Airmen ride rails

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Airman JENNA BIGHAM

Being stationed at Luke Air Force Base means having the opportunity to see and explore many great places in the surrounding area. If you don’t mind driving a short distance, you’ll find that even more adventures await you.

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F-16 alive, well at Luke

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND An F-16 Fighting Falcon does a near-vertical takeoff at Luke Air Force Base. More than 25 nations across the globe use the F-16 in their defense in a collaborative effort with the United States to ensure all countries can defend themselves against any enemy. For years, Luke has trained pilots to fly…

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News Briefs August 14, 2015

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Expo – open to all spouses The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring an expo for all Luke Air Force Base spouses Tuesday at Club Five Six. Luke AFB support organizations will be featured from 11 a.m. to noon. Club announcements and sit-down lunch are from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per…

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Firefighters take the heat

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice these emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.   Avis drives the P-19 fire truck to…

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Dog Days of Summer

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Capt. Ryan DeCamp Glendale Police Department working dog Spike takes a bite out of Staff Sgt. Scott Emmick, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog trainer, Saturday at the Dog Days of Summer event held at Murphy Park in Glendale. Emmick played the villain in the demonstration as Glendale PD Sgt. Ernie Ochoa and dog…

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944th FW hosts bone marrow drive today

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The 944th Force Support Squadron will be holding a bone marrow drive between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today at the 944th Airman and Family Readiness office in Bldg. 993. According to bethematch.com, more than six people die from a blood cancer every hour. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a type of blood…

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Arizona heat hard on vehicle

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Don Harris, Luke Air Force Base Auto Hobby Shop manager, raises a vehicle using a vehicle lift at the auto hobby shop. The shop offers full-service auto repair, as well as do-it-yourself assistance. It’s that time of year again when most Arizona vehicle owners put up their sunshades to protect their vehicle’s…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

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Munitions storage closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage area will be closed Sept. 11 through 18 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Normal operations will resume Sept. 19. For more information, call Tech….

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Did you know… Red Tails played vital role in WWII

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

This airpark is dedicated to the Red Tail warriors of the Tuskegee Airmen. The F-16 Fighting Falcon static display has a red tail in honor of the 332nd Fighter Group, which was known as the Red Tail Angels that flew in World War II. The nose of the F-16 is painted with the words “By…

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