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Bryant Fitness Center rededicated in honor of fallen Airman

Posted June 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

It has been more than five years since Team Luke officially renamed its fitness center the “Bryant Fitness Center” in honor of fallen Airman, Lt. Col. Frank Bryant Jr. Today, Thunderbolts, family and friends attended the Bryant Fitness Center’s Grand Opening Ceremony rededicating its name in his honor.

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People First

Posted August 4, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Air Force…

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Justice Report

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in May, June and July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of two charges and two specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134, procuring acts of prostitution and indecent language. The member…

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Latin American Cadets visit Thunderbolt Nation

Posted November 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Cadets from 12 different Latin American nations arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 6 for this year’s Latin American Cadet’s Initiatives program.

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Luke Days 2018: The Future of Airpower

Posted November 29, 2017 by

Mark your calendars! Luke Days 2018: The Future of Airpower is scheduled to begin March 10-11!  Save the date now – you will NOT want to miss this fun weekend in the West Valley!  We hope you are as excited as we are! Visit www.luke.af.mil for more information.

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2017 in Photos: January

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Jessica Reyes, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, plays with Frida, 56th SFS MWD, before their certification evaluation Jan. 6, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base. Handlers and their dogs need to build trust by having a good rapport between one another making them more effective.

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Orientation Flight program provides Thunderbolts time in the cockpit

Posted March 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. David Miller Capt. Hank McKibban, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, prepares to fly then Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon in an F-16 orientation flight June 8, 2007. The purpose of the flight was to promote understanding to community leaders of Luke’s F-16 training mission and the airspace requirements to accomplish…

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Norway joins Luke …

Posted November 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Maj. Gen. Morten Klever, Norwegian F-35 Program director, poses Nov. 10 in front of one of the first two Norwegian F-35 Lighting IIs to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. This marks the second international partner to have F-35s arrive for training at Luke.

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Luke home to championship golf course

Posted February 4, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The Luke Falcon Dunes Golf Course water pond is an irrigation pond used to water the golf course. The course is considered to be one of the top military golf courses in the U.S., according to Arizona Golf Authority, and is located at 15100 W. Northern Ave. in Waddell…

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ATAAPS becomes mandatory for all civilian employees on Luke AFB

Posted April 14, 2016 by

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) directing the use of the Automated Time and Attendance Production System (ATAAPS) was approved between Local 1547 (Union) and Luke AFB on, 29 March 2016.  This MOU implements the requirement for bargaining unit employees to input their time and attendance into ATAAPS and covers all appropriated funded employees represented by…

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