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Thunderbolts go country

Posted June 27, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Laura Walsh performs for Luke Airmen in Hangar 999. Walsh, a local musician, has performed at events across the state.   A large crowd of Luke Airmen gathered for the Salute to the Troops event, which was staged alongside the latest addition to Luke, the F-35 Lightning II.   Jerrod Niemann gets the crowd to…

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Seashells on BMGR point to prehistoric trading route

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Teresa Walker

During three days in April, 19 tribal members from seven Arizona tribes and one from New Mexico gathered at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for a consultation meeting sponsored by the 56th Range...

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CES reduces energy to save money

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron will receive approximately $54,500 from an energy program by reducing the amount of electricity Luke Air Force Base uses from June 1 to Sept. 30. It’s estimated that Luke will help with a megawatt-hour reduction if called upon in the four-month period. The energy program is called Peak Solutions Program…

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MSG boss expands horizons beyond family tradition

Posted October 5, 2012 by by 1st Lt. RYAN DECAMP

For many of us who’ve had family in the military, following in their footsteps may seem natural. However, what happens if we commit the cardinal sin of not joining the same branch as our parents or other family members?

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‘The Rock,’ deployment corner stone

Posted November 16, 2012 by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

When a short-fall tasking came knocking on the door at Luke Air Force Base, there was a spot on a deployment that only one Airman could fill.

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Justice Report

Posted February 1, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of justice and administrative actions for December 2012: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial An airman was found guilty of two specifications of Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order, wrongful use and possession of spice. The member received a sentence of confinement for 19 days, reduction to E-1 and forfeiture…

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Thunderbirds birthed at Luke

Posted March 15, 2013 by Thunderbirds History Office

In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service.

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Girl scouts get ‘dog show’

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Senior Airman Justin Lopez, center, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, talks to girl scouts about the kennel facility and his experience working with the MWDs April 16 when the girls visited Luke Air Force Base. The girl scouts delivered 300 cases, about 2,600 boxes, of cookies in support of Operation Thunderbox, a…

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Exchange shoppers turn old phones into cash

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Air Force Exchange Services

Military shoppers who have an old cell phone or two lying around gathering dust can now trade them in for credit toward a Smart Phone upgrade at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center. A trade-in can result in instant credit toward the purchase of a new Smart Phone, accessory or even insurance for…

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SFS trains for real-world shooter

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron recently completed active shooter scenario training at the Luke Air Force Base SFS training building June 19 and at the Phoenix Police Academy “shoot house” July 24.

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