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Around Luke – Old faithful …

Posted February 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star is shown Feb. 8 at the Luke Air Force Base air park. The T-33A became the Air Force’s standard jet trainer in 1949 and served for almost two decades in that role. It played a secondary role at Luke but served 17 years here following its…

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Airfield rubber removal preserves aircraft safety

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — During a recent inspection of the flightline, the 56th Operations Support Squadron identified buildup of rubber deposits and completed a project to remove them, a step that keeps sorties in the air and aircraft landing safely. “When an aircraft touches down, it leaves traces of rubber on the surface,”…

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T-bolt nominated for AF leadership award

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Air Force announced Maj. Matthew Hoyt, 54th Fighter Group F-16 chief instructor pilot and 54th Operations Support Squadron chief of weapons and tactics, was nominated for the Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. Hoyt was responsible for leading 192 pilots and 72 instructors as chief instructor accounting…

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F-35: Luke maintainers integrate with Lockheed Martin

Posted January 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., integrated with the Lockheed Martin maintainers to begin performing maintenance for the F-35 Lightning II beginning in Jan., eventually with the goal of taking over the U.S. F-35 maintenance for the unit.

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Attorney General of the United States visits Luke

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Attorney General of the United States Jefferson Sessions III addresses Airmen during an all-call held at Club Five Six April 11, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Sessions went into detail about the Service Members Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act,…

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56th Medical Group

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Henlsey Airman 1st Class Brandon Ibe, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technician, prepares a patient for an X-ray scan June 5, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The radiology clinic specializes in X-rays, fluoroscopy, MRIs, ultrasound and mammograms.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante…

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Drive much?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Zelia Mersinger, 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center educational technician, helps a baby onto a walker at Luke Air Force Base. The CDC accepts children with reservations and on a space-available, drop-in basis. A child may stay for a few hours or spend the entire day on a limited basis….

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Base supply center creates opportunities

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

With a limited number of jobs available in the U.S., it can be difficult for people to find employment. There is an added challenge to overcome for people with disabilities. Since 1997, the Luke Air Force Base Supply Center has employed people with disabilities. The Arizona Industries for the Blind employs workers whose tasks range…

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Sunset silhouette …

Posted March 24, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II recently returns in the late afternoon after a training sortie at Luke Air Force Base. March 10 was the two-year anniversary of the F-35’s arrival at Luke.

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Reservist hits AF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A native Arizonan and 944th Fighter Wing Reserve pilot achieved his life-long goal while also hitting a milestone for the Air Force last month. Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group, Det. 2 F-35 instructor pilot, flew an F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base to Royal Air Force…

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