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STREET BEAT

Posted December 1, 2017 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Support Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 59 moving violations and eight non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 23: SFS responded to a report of a hit-and-run-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. The victim’s vehicle was…

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2017 in Photos: February

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Courtesy photo Student pilots in the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time Feb. 8, 2017, as they entered the live flying portion of their training at Luke Air Force Base. The B-course students, training under the tutelage of the experienced instructor pilots of…

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Luke’s newest chiefs recognized

Posted March 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Six Airmen were recognized for their promotion to chief master sergeant during the Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony which took place at Luke Air Force Base, March 3, 2018.

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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

Posted May 11, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 2, 2015 by

People Active duty 3,149 Officers 288 Second lieutenant 20 First lieutenant 29 Captain 87 Major 93 Lieutenant colonel 47 Colonel 11 Brigadier general 1 Enlisted 2,861 Airman basic 7 Airman 58 Airman first class 438 Senior airman 825 Staff sergeant 772 Technical sergeant 443 Master sergeant 249 Senior master sergeant 46 Chief master sergeant 23…

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Gym gets facelift, redesign

Posted September 11, 2015 by Courtesy graphic

Courtesy graphic The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art renovations later this year and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. Changes to the gym will require most of the interior walls to be removed, providing open floor plans for cardiovascular and weight lifting areas. Once work areas are…

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Vehicle operators keep GOVs in top form

Posted February 18, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Goershel inspects the spare tire for damage on one of the 78 vehicles vehicle operators maintain. Casper cleans the bus windows. The vehicles are waxed to help protect the paint against the effects of the sun. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Tyler Casper, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, washes…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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56th Operations Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Posted January 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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