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Luke celebrates Women’s History with ‘still’ museum

Posted March 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Observance Month Still Museum March 3, 2017 at the base library.

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Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen sustain F-16 survival mission

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Equipment efficiency can be the determining factor between life and death in a survival situation.

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In Brief

Posted February 3, 2017 by emmauribe

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The deadline for munitions turn-ins/issues is 4 p.m., March 2. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech….

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STREET BEAT

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 20 through Dec. 17 at Luke Air Force Base Tickets SFS issued citations for 67 moving and three non-moving violations. Traffic-related accidents Dec. 6: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1384 parking lot due to inattentive backing by…

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Tenant Units

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Air Force Office of  Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Fighter Wing Mission To train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots Training (fiscal 2016) F-16 B-course graduates 60    (Luke and Holloman combined) Current students Luke 30 Holloman 34 F-35 B-course graduates 0 Current students 0 (first class starts Dec. 5) MRA graduates 5  urrent students 8 Leadership Wing commander: Brig. Gen….

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Solomon was one of Israel’s great kings in the Bible. He was renowned for his God-given wisdom and making Israel a prosperous nation. In spite of this, Solomon did not experience an effortless life. While composing Ecclesiastes, he reflected on his life. Just like everyone, he had a lifetime assortment of experiences. He experienced joy,…

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2017 in Photos: September

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Senior Airman Jared Ball, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal team member, performs render-safe procedures on a Mark 81 bomb Sept. 21, 2017, at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Gila Bend. The render-safe procedure is the act of applying special EOD procedures, methods and tools to…

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