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F-35 B-Course Capstone Flights

Posted July 19, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel A 56th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II pilot takes off from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 17, 2017. F-35 pilots faced off against F-16 Fighting Falcons during a capstone flight exercise as part of the first F-35 basic course at Luke.   Air Force photograph…

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ALS first Navy graduate at Luke

Posted September 15, 2017 by

One of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.David L. Goldfein’s focus area’s is strengthening joint leaders and teams. In order for our Airmen to learn more about our fellow military branches Luke recently graduated our first non-Airman from Airman Leadership School. ET1 Brown won’t be the last either, there are already plans for 2 civilian…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday, but in a historical sense it is not truly a holiday i.e. a “holy day.” Bear with me for a moment, I’m not suggesting you change the way you use the…

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‘Wildman’ gives thumbs-up …

Posted October 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Josiah “Wildman” Timmons, pilot for a day, poses next to his name on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 16 during a tour at Luke Air Force Base. The pilot for a day program gives children with serious or chronic conditions an opportunity to be a part of a flying squadron for…

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Around Luke – Sparks fly …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Spencer Huber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, plasma cuts a part to proper size Jan. 7 for aerospace ground equipment at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology Airmen weld, cut and form metal to fix aircraft parts and AGE equipment, fabricate tools to better assist…

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STREET BEAT

Posted March 17, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 7 through 13 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 35 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision with a fixed object. There were in injuries. Emergency…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted September 1, 2016 by

The following is a list of administrative actions and Articles 15 issued in July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A senior airman was found guilty of one charge and six specifications in violation of Article 120, sexual abuse of a child. The individual received a reduction in rank to airman…

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Knocking leukemia out of the park

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through love, hope and the help of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a Citizen Airman and his family celebrated defeating cancer with a trip to the ballpark. Mason Weedman, 6, son of Carrie and Maj. Aaron Weedman, 69th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3….

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

Posted February 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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In Brief

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Changes of command 607th Air Control Squadron — Lt. Col. Jerald Canny will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Marion Wendall at 7:56 a.m. May 25 in Hangar 999. 56th Communications Squadron — Lt. Col. Lewis Sorvillo will relinquish command of the 56th Communications Squadron to Lt. Col. Nathaniel Edwards…

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