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Load crew comp …

Posted November 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai

Senior Airman Nadiya Frick, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, loads a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 5 during the 56th Maintenance Group third quarter load competition at Luke Air Force Base. Weapons load crews from various squadrons competed against one another to see who is the best load crew of…

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F-35s train in the night …

Posted November 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II takes off on a nighttime sortie Oct. 11 from Luke Air Force Base. Pilots conduct periodic, routine night flying in order to train for nighttime and low-light operations. The training lasts for a few weeks and includes the use of night-vision optics and flight instruments, and afterburner take-offs…

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Smokin’ HOT F-35 …

Posted November 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust.

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Berry gets LIT brief …

Posted November 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Lt. Gen. Warren Berry, Air Force deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection, examines aircraft components produced in-house by some of Luke Air Force Base’s tenant units, Oct. 4. Berry’s visit laid out plans for the evaluation of several F-35 Lightning II maintenance programs which may enhance productivity and maintenance efficiency Air…

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Air Force gave brothers keys to success

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Retired senior master sergeants Gary Fetters and his brother Rod Fetters own Castle Rock Homes, a successful Phoenix area home building company. Castle Rock has pioneered a unique method of home building.

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STREET BEAT

Posted November 2, 2018 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Jared Whitaker,

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following issues Sept. 24 through Oct. 21 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 85 moving violations and seven nonmoving violation. Traffic accidents Sept. 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Lightning Gate. A bus had struck the wall at…

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Airfield Management, ensuring mission success

Posted October 31, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Derrick Beleski, 56th Operation Support Squadron airfield management operations supervisor, inspects a runway light, Oct. 24, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Airfield management is responsible for making sure the flightline is in good working order at all times to ensure the success…

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Summer is Coming; End of Year is Near

Posted October 29, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Kirsten Linnartz and Staff Sgt. Joshua Setchell

In true homage to the Game of Thrones, “The Summer is Coming” accurately characterizes the ominous workload, long hours and last minute contract, funding and project actions that await the Luke Air Force Base Trifecta; 56th Contracting Squadron, 56th Comptroller Squadron and 56th Civil Engineer Squadron. Summer time is no vacation for these three units,…

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CMSAF Wright listens, shares lessons while visiting Luke

Posted October 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 22, 2018, to engage with Airmen and gain insight on the wing’s mission.

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JA office upholds military justice

Posted October 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

The 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate office at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., plays a vital role in the 56th FW vision, to build the future of airpower.

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