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F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

Posted January 23, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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EMS works behind the scenes to get aircraft from the shop to the sky

Posted January 23, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The roar of fighter jets zooming by is a familiar sound on Luke. They fill the sky with spectacles of weaving, winding and intricate maneuvers.

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Team Luke honors life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance march at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2019. The march was a re-enactment of three protest marches which took place during the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Ala., 1965….

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New 56th Communications Squadron facility to open in 2020

Posted January 18, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Oscar Siqueiros, Army Corps of Engineers project manager discusses building plans for the new 56th Communication Squadron building, Jan. 14, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The new facility offers an exponential amount of space with its two-story floor plan and open spaces. Construction began…

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56th Fighter Wing hosts quarterly Load Crew Competition

Posted January 14, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez The 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team accepts a trophy after the 56th Fighter Wing Quarterly Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2019. The team won the competition by loading two inert bombs on an aircraft in the shortest amount…

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Aviation-themed playground opens

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Leadership from the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening a new playground at Fowler Park, Jan. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The imaginative and aviation-themed playground is designed for children ages 2-12 and includes many sensory-stimulating and fitness…

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2019 Honorary Commander’s tour Luke

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Honorary Commanders stand on top of the air traffic control tower during a base tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2019. The Honorary Commanders watched as F-35A Lightning IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons took off for training missions.   Air Force photograph by…

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Emerald Knight’s shine restored

Posted January 5, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in November 2018.

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In Brief

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Exchange holiday returns The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is extending its return policy for items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24. The standard policy allows returns from 15 to 90 days after purchase with a sales receipt or on-line order confirmation, depending on the item. The holiday return policy extends these terms through…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted January 4, 2019 by

“Running for resilience” Running has been my lifetime adventure. I’ve run well over 4,000 miles since the age of 13. I didn’t always enjoy it and quit honestly, I didn’t think I was good until a track coach saw potential in a scrawny, lanky 8th grader.  My coach made me run the two mile. I…

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