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Luke to remember namesake’s death in WWI

Posted September 6, 2018 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

Imagine thinking of Phoenix with only 5,000 people and only one high school, the Salt River with running water, Arizona State University being known as Tempe Normal, and horses and horse-pulled buckboards as the standard means of transportation. This setting was Phoenix in 1897, and on a warm May day of that year an aerial-combat…

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Keeping up with Protocol

Posted August 31, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

The 56th Fighter Wing Protocol office at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is the focal point when it comes to hosting distinguished visitors, handling official ceremonies and taking care of invitations for wing events.

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Air Force secretary visits Luke

Posted August 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2018, to familiarize herself with the F-35A training mission of the 56th Fighter Wing and meet with Airmen around the base.

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Spikes lead the way for international training

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Lt. Col. Christopher Hubbard, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, receives a brief before stepping to his jet for a sortie Aug. 22, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 62nd FS flies an international F-35 pilot training mission with Italian and Norwegian students.  …

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Active and reserve forces come to together on Luke

Posted August 22, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid U.S. Navy Operational Support Center Phoenix stands at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Aug. 17, 2018. The NOSC supports 19 Navy Reserve units with more than 660 Sailors, with daily support by the 56th Fighter Wing as an example of how Total Force Integration occurs across…

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New memorandum grows manpower, partnerships at Luke

Posted August 20, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Leadership from Luke Air Force Base poses for a group photo with staff from the West Maricopa Education Center Aug. 14, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 56th Medical Group at Luke has opened up the pharmacy, medical logistics, public health and bioenvironmental services as…

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310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals that the chocks are pulled, Aug. 8, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 310th Fighter Squadron is the largest producer of F-16 pilots in the Air Force. Currently the 310th FS is conducting…

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Luke firefighters lead training advancements

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

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Damian Proano, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests equipment on a fire engine Aug. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke’s firemen train constantly to maintain competency in all procedures, whether military or civilian. As firemen arrive at the residence they…

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2018 Cardinals Salute-to-Service Boot Camp

Posted August 8, 2018 by

The Arizona Cardinals, in collaboration with local organizations, invited Thunderbolts to the University of Phoenix stadium to participate in the 2018 Cardinals Boot Camp, where Airmen ran drills and tested their football skills in a mock-combine.

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Back-to-School Bash 2018

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A child picks out school supplies during the Back-To-School Bash July 25, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event allowed on-base and local organizations to provide hundreds of backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and other school supplies to military families preparing for the new school year….

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