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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted June 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Posted July 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

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Luke issues first Gen lll helmet

Posted October 29, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

The world’s most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match. Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot, Oct. 16. The new system, built and issued by Rockwell Collins at the pilot fit…

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Luke ‘Salad Wednesdays’ good for body, wallet

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, Luke AFB diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Luke AFB Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed…

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Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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Students get back-to-school bash

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Dark clouds filled the sky as members of the Luke Air Force Base community made their way to Fowler Park on base. The Luke Chapel and Luke Airman Fund sponsored a back-to-school bash Aug. 2 to give back to Airmen and their families. The chapel sponsored the event to…

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Airman finds peace in hiking

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For Staff Sgt. Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron readiness & mortuary affairs technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hiking is his way of decompressing.

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Training at the Barry M. Goldwater Range

Posted February 17, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen fire their weapons down range during a live-fire shooting exercise Feb. 7, 2017, at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend, Ariz. During live-fire training, EOD Airmen work on accuracy by aiming down their targets.   Air…

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Falcon Dunes Golf Course Open to the Public for the Summer

Posted May 3, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Retired Army Maj. Dick Lattin swings a golf club May 1, 2017, on Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is open to the public May 1 through Sept. 30. Civilians can now enjoy 18 holes of one of…

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Former SEAL speaks of faith, experiences

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, talks with Airman 1st Class Makarios Eshoo, 56th Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician, June 7 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base about being a Navy SEAL. He stayed for a question and answer session afterward.

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