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FTAC holds professional enhancement course for Airmen

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., now have an opportunity to participate in an Airman Professional Enhancement Course to develop their leadership, as well as followership skills.

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Looking back …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

On April 8, 1967, the 56th Air Commando Wing, the predecessor to the 56th Fighter Wing of today, organized with Col. Harry Aderholt as its commander. It was the host U.S. Air Force unit at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. It was assigned to Thirteenth Air Force for command and administrative control…

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Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen sustain F-16 survival mission

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Equipment efficiency can be the determining factor between life and death in a survival situation.

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Soak zone …

Posted October 9, 2015 by Harvey Brugger

Harvey Brugger A photo taken Tuesday from atop the air traffic control tower on Luke Air Force Base displays an ominous-looking storm system approaching the base from the southeast. Although it was reported that Litchfield Park received the most rain in the Valley from the storm, measuring 1.5 inches, the rainfall at Luke was measured…

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Around Luke – Under the lights …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Danielle Tanner-Graziani and Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainers, prepare fiber glass treatment on the leading edge of an F-16 Fighting Falcon wing at Luke Air Force Base. The fiber-glass bond requires two fillers and an overlay patch to the wing. This prevents air from going up…

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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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