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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

Posted December 5, 2016 by Maj. Elizabeth Magnusson

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Luke trains with partners on search and rescue

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Mariacopa County Search and Rescue team guides Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, to the helicopter during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona, 1 Mar. 2017. The exercise highlighted the real way Air Force and civilian assets…

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Silver Wings Pool opening Memorial Day

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

With temperatures on the rise, the Silver Wings Pool at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is scheduled to open May 29, 2017 at 6 a.m. The pool will remain open throughout the summer until Labor Day. “Anyone who has access to the base can use the pool,” said Sam Harvey, 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor…

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Takes everyone to keep Luke pollutant-free

Posted July 7, 2017 by by JEFFERY SCHONE

Do you know what is going down your storm drain? At Luke Air Force Base, we have more than 1,400 industrial processes that could potentially harm Arizona’s watershed. Now consider the 1.5 million residents in the Valley. Rainstorms can flush the smallest amounts of pollutants from parking lots, streets, driveways, pressure washing activities or lawns….

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Combined police training benefits team Luke and local communities

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Calif., participated in an evasive driving training program this week in conjunction with police departments from the surrounding communities.

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned…

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Luke conducts first F-35 load training

Posted September 11, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to weapons load crew and maintenance members who…

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‘Start Small, Think Big’ theme of Military Saves Week

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Military Saves Week is Feb. 22 through 27, and the campaign’s slogan, “Start Small, Think Big,” speaks to the long-term benefits of saving even a small amount each month. The Military Saves program is designed to educate and motivate service members and their families to reduce debt and save their hard-earned money for both emergencies…

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Equipment maintainers keep jets viable

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Imagine driving your car down the freeway. You are halfway to the destination with only four hours left to drive when the check engine light comes on, a tire blows and the car begins to overheat. You pull over and look at your phone, which has no signal, and…

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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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