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Thunderbolt of the Week: Staff Sgt. Kyle Quigg

Posted July 7, 2017 by

56th Security Forces Squadron — Kennel Master Sets the standard for subordinate handlers to perform under stressful and rapidly evolving situations as he demonstrated during a recent call from Surprise police to conduct an explosive detector dog sweep.

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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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Forging Saber training exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley

Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley F-15 Fighting Eagles from the 428th Fighter Squadron, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Nov. 19, 2015. The F-15s came in support of the training exercise Forging Saber from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Forging Sabre is an exercise involving the 428th FS, Luke AFB 425th…

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DFAC reopens

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Briar Tillery, 56th Force Support Squadron services apprentice, cooks eggs for breakfast for Airmen Monday at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility. The DFAC was closed due to maintenance on the plumbing system and installation of a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system. The DFAC has reopened and the hours are…

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Texas ANG comes to Luke …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo A Texas flag is displayed near an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The flag was displayed during the loading portion of the load crew competition. For more photos, see Page 10.

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12 to hit officially the 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base. The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the F-35,…

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56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep.

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice…

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Norway’s fifth F-35 Lightning II touches down at Luke

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel For the first time May 25, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. With nine countries involved in its development (United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Australia), the F-35 represents a new model of international cooperation, ensuring U.S. and Coalition partner…

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Luke CDC best in AF …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Edna Ruiz, 56th Force Support Squadron child and youth program assistant, watches children during suppertime June 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The CDC was recently chosen as the Air Force’s best Child Development Center of the Year for 2016.

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