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STREET BEAT

Posted April 6, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 19 through March 25 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 72 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents Feb. 21: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at South Gate commercial vehicle entry lane. A trailer struck…

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OCTOBER: Energy Awareness Month

Posted October 22, 2015 by by FRANCISCO PARDIEU

October is Energy Awareness Month and Luke Air Force Base is committed to reducing energy consumption to meet all conservation directives. The Luke Energy Program is designed to comply with federally mandated energy goals while maintaining a healthy and productive workplace. The latest energy reduction goals are specified in Executive Order 13693 and focus primarily…

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Arts & crafts gets revamped

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Staff Sgt. Aaron Norfleet, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron client systems technician, browses the new wares at the arts and crafts center, during an open house. Photos by Airman Pedro Mota The 56th Force Support Squadron Arts & Crafts center received upgrades throughout the facility and featured an open house Jan. 4 at Luke Air Force…

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43rd annual AFAF campaign kicks off at Luke

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

“It’s not about Airmen giving more; it’s about more Airmen giving!” – Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force These collective words of Air Force leadership sum up the goal of this year’s 43rd annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base and others worldwide raise money to…

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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…

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Luke Exchange announces 2016 Toyland toy book featuring ‘Military Brat-Approved’ toys

Posted November 4, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military kids hone in on the perfect holiday gift idea to find at the Luke Exchange with its 2016 Toyland toy book released worldwide Nov. 4. Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys and girls of all ages, the Toyland toy book features a special…

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Luke Chaplains welcome Airmen anytime to give support, guidance

Posted February 8, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Volunteers from the 56th Fighter Wing Chaplain office serve free meals to Airmen and their families during the monthly flight line feast, Feb. 2, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The flight line feast is one of many community outreach events the chaplain’s office holds…

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U.S. attorney general speaks at Luke

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Attorney General of the United States Jefferson Sessions III addresses Airmen April 11 during an all-call held at Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Sessions went into detail about the Service Members Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens…

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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted June 21, 2017 by AP

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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Chaplain’s thoughts … Getting back up

Posted August 4, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.” ~ George A. Custer, 19th century American Cavalry commander Getting back up is an indispensable quality.  We must acquire this quality or suffer for its lack.  This quality will serve you well, it will enable you…

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