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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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Around Luke: Luke heritage …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Gossett

Airman 1st Class Gossett A static SPAD XIII airplane is on display in the at Luke Air Force Base air park. The SPAD XIII was a French-built airplane built for U.S. Air Service Pursuit Squadrons in World War I and was also the aircraft used by Phoenix native Lt. Frank Luke to down 18 enemy…

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No. 351 gets overhaul …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Weston contractors work on repairs to Fuel Storage Tank 351 Jan. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The repairs included a new dome roof, cathodic protection, fuel tank bottom, piping, manifolds and the dike liner which is a secondary spill container.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the “75 Years of Airpower” airshow April 2 and 3. Attendees will experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of…

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Shred competition hits Luke stage

Posted September 1, 2016 by

Men competing in the physique tall category line up for the judges during the main event. The first-place winner was Zachary Recendes. Women competing in the bikini short category line up for the judges. The first-place winner was Daryan Davis. In the tall division, Briana Massey took first place. The judges deliberate on the performance,…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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944th MSG change-of-command

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Airmen from the 944th Mission Support Group stand in formation Feb. 12 during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Col. Paul Theisen, 944th Mission Support Group commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Gavin Tade in a ceremony presided over by Col. Kurt Gallegos, 944th Fighter Wing commander.

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2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Posted May 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel and Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Approximately 120 future service members participated in the 2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Calvary Community Church April 28 in Glendale, Ariz.

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Master Sgt. Stanley Sutton

Posted July 7, 2017 by

56th Logistics Readiness Squadron — Report of survey program manager Sutton identified a blind spot in the program, created a fix, and pushed for implementation, including convincing the entire chain of command of the improvements this change would realize. As a result, an average of six hours is saved per report of a survey.

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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