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Luke military working dogs

Posted November 25, 2015 by Air Force photographs by SrA. James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Boss, 56th SFS MWD, search for explosives during training with local police departments at Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2015. Gonzalez stayed back to allow Boss to search freely. Boss detected nearly 260 pounds of explosives during the training. SSgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th…

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Vehicles driven on base now required to pass inspection

Posted February 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Federal (military and civilian) employees at Luke Air Force Base began receiving emails Wednesday from no-reply@apims.af.mil, titled “Action Required: Vehicle emission testing self-certification is due within 30 days.” This is a self-certification tasking allowing the Air Force to demonstrate compliance with a federal requirement of the Clean Air Act, Section 118(d) (42 U.S.C. §7418(d)). The…

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Exchange shoppers can show mom they mean it with Mother’s Day flowers

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military families an opportunity to show mom how much they care this year with fresh-cut Mother’s Day flowers. From May 4 through Mother’s Day, May 8, authorized shoppers can purchase floral bouquets and roses just for mom at the Luke Air Force Base main store and…

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Street Beat

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Christopher Washburn and Henry Perez, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 29 through Oct. 2 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 50 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near Bldg. 1219. One driver was cited due…

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted December 7, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

Posted March 13, 2017 by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster

Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington.

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FTAC holds professional enhancement course for Airmen

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., now have an opportunity to participate in an Airman Professional Enhancement Course to develop their leadership, as well as followership skills.

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Looking back …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

On April 8, 1967, the 56th Air Commando Wing, the predecessor to the 56th Fighter Wing of today, organized with Col. Harry Aderholt as its commander. It was the host U.S. Air Force unit at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. It was assigned to Thirteenth Air Force for command and administrative control…

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Soak zone …

Posted October 9, 2015 by Harvey Brugger

Harvey Brugger A photo taken Tuesday from atop the air traffic control tower on Luke Air Force Base displays an ominous-looking storm system approaching the base from the southeast. Although it was reported that Litchfield Park received the most rain in the Valley from the storm, measuring 1.5 inches, the rainfall at Luke was measured…

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Around Luke – Under the lights …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Danielle Tanner-Graziani and Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainers, prepare fiber glass treatment on the leading edge of an F-16 Fighting Falcon wing at Luke Air Force Base. The fiber-glass bond requires two fillers and an overlay patch to the wing. This prevents air from going up…

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