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STREET BEAT

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 19 through April 15 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 96 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents March 20: SFS responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at South Gate. The driver drove the vehicle into the…

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Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Posted May 2, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.

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Luke family’s blind son awarded service dog

Posted April 30, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Hunter Codding, 4, bonds with his soon-to-be service dog, Indy, at Fowler Park on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 26, 2018. Hunter was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, which causes blindness due to underdeveloped optic nerves. Indy is an 18-month-old female Golden Retriever who was recently…

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Arizona Diamonbacks scoreboard dedication ceremony

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Mark Grace, former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman, speaks with Thunderbolts during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 23, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Diamondbacks, together with Arizona Public Service, presented Luke AFB with a new scoreboard for field number three.   Air Force photograph by…

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Tax Deadline 5K

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Luke AFB airmen participated in a 5K to celebrate the deadline of tax season April 20, 2018

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Posted April 23, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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Day 1: Official Honor Guard trains local Airmen

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local Honor Guard Airmen stand at attention as they learn from instructors from the U.S. Air Force’s official Honor Guard team April 16, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the Air Force Honor Guard team came to Luke to train local Honor Guard members…

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Luke hosts 2018 first quarter Load Crew Competition

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Makiah Green, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches guidance fins onto an inert air-to-air missile during the 2018 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 6. Green and other members of her three-person team divided responsibilities…

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RAAF Airmen learn logistics to develop F-35 program

Posted April 11, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Daniel Rubio

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., opened their doors to the Royal Australian Air Force to shadow the Materiel Management and the Deployment and Distribution flights for a one-month immersion opportunity to gain the expertise the partner nation needs to develop their F-35 program. Two Australian logisticians are the first…

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Contracting exercise readies Airmen for emergencies

Posted April 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The 56th Contracting Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted an exercise in February to prepare their Airmen to deploy in support of any wartime or peacetime emergency. This year, the exercise trained Airmen on how to implement recovery efforts after a stateside natural disaster. “We must always be prepared for bare base operations…

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