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FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone

Posted March 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 7, 2017, when they flew their 100th sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission

Posted March 15, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice…

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AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

Posted March 13, 2017 by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster

Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington.

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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…

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Luke celebrates Women’s History with ‘still’ museum

Posted March 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Observance Month Still Museum March 3, 2017 at the base library.

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In Brief

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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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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Street Beat

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 30 through Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 56 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 908. There were no injuries. Feb. 12:…

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