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56th Medical Group

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56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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56th Mission Support Group

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56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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Tenant Units

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Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Luke Air Force Base Fire Services

Fire prevention is a responsibility shared by everyone; not only in protecting ourselves, families, and our property, but also, the people throughout Luke Air Force Base. Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of property. Many of these fires might have been prevented by taking…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Enjoy life Most people would agree with this idea and desire to experience joy as a natural and normal part of their lives. However, the reality is far too many of us allow ourselves to get caught up with the hurry and worry of life. We hurry with work, family responsibilities and crazy-hectic schedules. We…

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12 to hit officially the 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base. The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the F-35,…

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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 achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted September 17, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Luke’s F-16 Fighting Falcon, Thunderbolts in action

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Codey Yurkewicz, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, runs the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon through preflight checks at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 1, 2016. As a crew chief, Yurkewicz has the responsibility to look over the aircraft and ensure…

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Luke receives AF’s 100th F-35

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The F-35  Lightning II program took a major step forward recently with the announcement of initial operational capability and another huge step was made at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II, designated AF-100, arrived here. “This marks a milestone and shows…

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