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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted April 28, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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Small adjustment …

Posted October 16, 2015 by adriennek

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Atreyu Key, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy medicine technician, performs a passive range of motions Oct. 6 on Staff Sgt. Heston Cantu, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons armament craftsman, at Luke Air Force Base. The technicians at physical therapy care for approximately 36 patients a day. They work…

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Pronghorn at home on range

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams A recovery team at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona secures a Sonoran pronghorn Dec. 10 while marking and veterinary teams process it for relocation during the annual pronghorn capture and release operation at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend. With the help of the 56th…

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Tried, true, take-off ready …

Posted February 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 Fighting Falcons await instructions prior to launch Tuesday at the end of the runaway at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Operations Group has operational control and responsibility for all F-16 fighter squadrons here at Luke, including two detachments. The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, officially…

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IN BRIEF November 6, 2015

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Notice to claimants In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Airman Craig N. Mertens is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby on notice to present…

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Bugs, beware of cute critter

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.   Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the…

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Tribe visits Luke

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Tohono O’odham Nation Vice-chairman Verlon Jose and other members of the nation met with Luke Air Force Base wing leaders in February in support of an annual government-to-government visit the Air Force conducts with Native American tribes that are impacted by military training operations. “Located in southern Arizona, the Sells Military Operations Area is a…

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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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