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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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2017 in Photos: July

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Staff Sgt. Jensen StidhamStaff Sgt. Jeffery Knelange, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, rests July 21, 2017, during EOD training at Florence Military Reservation in Florence Ariz. Four teams spent the day disarming simulated explosive devices and practicing situational awareness throughout the training compound in nearly 100-degree temperatures.

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In Brief

Posted March 2, 2018 by

45th AFAF for Airmen by Airmen Contributions to the Air Force Assistance Fund will lend critical support to fellow Airmen and their families with emergency needs, educational assistance and family support. AFAF also provides comfort and dignity to Air Force widows and widowers. The campaign is March 26 through May 6. Look for more information…

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Just one more second …

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Staff Sgt. Luis Santiago, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew lead, prepares an inert bomb for loading April 6 during the 2018 First Quarter Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base. The competition saw load crew teams from the 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 309th, 310th, and 425th AMUs compete to load a mock mission…

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Luke’s new Mission Defense Team provides active cyber security

Posted July 16, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Luke Air Force Base’s Mission Defense Team, a group of talented and vigilant communications and cyber warfare Airmen, maintain the 56th Fighter Wing’s network communications security and prevent the exploit of potential vulnerabilities in the base’s network by monitoring, identifying, and communicating threats.

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Luke AFB Chaplain Corps feed flightline personnel

Posted September 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Volunteers from the Catholic and Protestant community serve Airmen during the Flightline Feast Sept. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Events such as the Flightline Feast help build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual…

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Around Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Airman 1st Class Andrew Garcia, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, scrubs down a Luke Air Force Base fire truck on the flightline. Airmen from the fire department perform daily washes of all fire vehicles to keep them looking sharp and to ensure their equipment is in top working order.

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Around Luke – Duking it …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Zel Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron maintenance supervisor, helps a group of Thunderbolts stay in shape with a boxing fitness program at Luke Air Force Base. The boxing fitness program was created as a fitness training option at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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Mini-Bolts cardio at Luke …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota The 56th Force Support Squadron Annex Fitness Center on the east side of the base has a parent and child workout room in which Thunderbolts can work on cardio while watching their children. The Luke Air Force Bryant Fitness Center is undergoing changes in 2016, which will include a parent and child…

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F-16 pilots learn to fight at night

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Student pilots at Luke Air Force Base are learning important skills and combat tactics essential to flying and fighting at night. Training to master nighttime operations enables a pilot to utilize a vast set of tools and strategies to increase their lethality in combat situations. “Night flying requires more detailed attention,” said Maj. Michael Blauser,…

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