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Ribbon cut on expanded flightline kitchen

Posted June 25, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Senior Airman Brianna Finley, 56th Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, narrates the ribbon cutting ceremony for the flight kitchen expansion at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 14, 2018. The expansion provides an enclosed, air-conditioned area of what used to be an outdoor patio, where maintainers…

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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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Citizen Airmen give civilian bosses behind-scenes look

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

The 944th Fighter Wing Air Force Reserve unit at Luke Air Force Base hosted Boss’s Day 2015 on Nov. 7 providing more than 85 employers a peek into the military service of their employees. In an action-packed day designed to show local and out-of-state civilian employers a day in the life of citizen Airmen, the…

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AFREP team ‘makes it rain’ at Luke AFB

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

With ever-growing budget cuts and dwindling resources, it’s never been more important to save money in today’s Air Force. That’s where the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program Airmen at Luke Air Force Base step in.

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56th Fighter Wing 1941 – 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by by RICK GRISET

The 56th Fighter Wing, one of the most highly decorated aviation units in history, traces its heritage to the 56th Pursuit Group, which first activated on Jan. 15, 1941, at Savannah Air Base, Georgia. Redesignated a fighter group, the unit was equipped with the P-47 Thunderbolt and then reassigned to England. On April 13, 1943,…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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Maintainers build morale hiking White Tank Mountains

Posted November 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

As the sun slowly rose behind the rocky mountain terrain, people began to gather at the bottom of the ascending trail. After hiking at a swift pace, sweat slowly dropped from their exhausted faces, the Airmen could see their destination.

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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Luke leads children in Summer Reading Program

Posted May 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel The library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is hosting its annual Summer Reading Program from June 14 to July 19 with this year’s Department of Defense theme, “Reading by Design”. Sign-ups for the program will take place at the Luke AFB Library beginning May 17,…

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Brotherhood, service, sacrifice …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Caroline Parks Two brothers born and raised at Luke Air Force Base, assigned to the 310th and 62nd fighter squadrons, tell their story about brotherhood, service and sacrifice. For video story, go to http://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1220783/brotherhood-service-sacrifice.

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