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ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

Posted January 23, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

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LRS prepares local movers before PCS season

Posted April 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Summertime in the Air Force is often referred to as “PCS season,” the time when a high volume of service members and their families are making a permanent change of station to a new base. The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron held an annual briefing for approximately 25 different local moving companies, March 28, 2017, at…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted June 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Posted July 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

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Thunderbolts contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Posted September 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Despite the thousands of miles between Arizona, Texas and Florida – Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., are directly contributing to the relief efforts of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. A donation drive is taking place at Luke until Oct. 1 in conjunction with Saint Mary’s…

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Street Beat

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo and Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 25 through Oct. 22 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 77 moving and nine nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 27: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the medical facility. A vehicle struck another vehicle while backing…

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Luke issues first Gen lll helmet

Posted October 29, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

The world’s most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match. Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot, Oct. 16. The new system, built and issued by Rockwell Collins at the pilot fit…

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Luke ‘Salad Wednesdays’ good for body, wallet

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, Luke AFB diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Luke AFB Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed…

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Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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Students get back-to-school bash

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Dark clouds filled the sky as members of the Luke Air Force Base community made their way to Fowler Park on base. The Luke Chapel and Luke Airman Fund sponsored a back-to-school bash Aug. 2 to give back to Airmen and their families. The chapel sponsored the event to…

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