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Luke Airmen remember Sept. 11, 2001

Posted September 13, 2017 by

  Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard perform a color guard ceremony during the 9/11 Tower Challenge Sept. 8, 2017 at Gila River Area in Glendale, Ariz. The 9/11 Tower Challenge was held to honor first responders who lost their lives during the Sept….

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Ex-NFL player visits base …

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist Herschel Walker shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Ned McCaster, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 integrated avionics specialist, Oct. 3 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base. Walker spoke about his life, facing adversity, resiliency and described some…

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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

Posted December 11, 2017 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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Parent Support Program builds resilient families

Posted January 29, 2018 by Senior Airman

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Reyna Levert, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy nurse, demonstrates how to correctly swaddle a baby for new parents at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. Levert runs the New Parent Support Program designed to help expectant and new parents ease into the transition into…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted April 6, 2018 by

The following is a list of administrative actions issued for November and December 2017 and January 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….

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Luke family’s blind son awarded service dog

Posted June 1, 2018 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. CLINTON ATKINS

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…

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Volunteers improve earth …

Posted October 29, 2015 by Christina Underhill

Christina Underhill More than 175 volunteers (26 from Luke Air Force Base) reported Saturday for a day of cleanup to Tres Rios at the Base and Meridian Wildlife area just north of Phoenix International Raceway. Volunteers picked up trash, painted over graffiti, and installed and cleaned signage. The beautification effort was to produce a healthier…

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In Brief January 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 2016 by

Give parents a break The 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and Youth Center are offering free childcare in a safe, age appropriate learning environment 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20. The reservation deadline is Feb. 11. For children from infant to age 5, call 623-856-6338. For children ages 6 to 12, call 623-856-7471….

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On display …

Posted March 17, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II takes off March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke just received it 34th F-35 and is scheduled to have a total six fighter squadrons with 144 F-35s. The F-35 will be performing with the Heritage Flight Team and available for viewing during the Air Show April…

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Monsoons in the desert

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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