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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted April 28, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Enjoy life Most people would agree with this idea and desire to experience joy as a natural and normal part of their lives. However, the reality is far too many of us allow ourselves to get caught up with the hurry and worry of life. We hurry with work, family responsibilities and crazy-hectic schedules. We…

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Remarkable recruiters replenish Reserves

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder Tech. Sgt. Marquise Heard, Master Sgt. Ricketa Conley, 944th Fighter Wing recruiters, and Senior Master Sgt. Clayton Callahan, 944th FW recruiting flight chief, pose for a photo Dec. 3 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 944th Fighter Wing Recruiting office recently…

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75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission

Posted March 15, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.

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A taste of Asia

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Volunteers from the Luke Air Force Base Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Group prepare desserts for a Taste of Asia lunch event May 2 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. The Taste of Asia lunch kicked off Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month in the month of May for…

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In Brief

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Security Forces Squadron — Lt. Col. Brian Loveless will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 7:56 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 999. 56th Medical Operations Squadron — Col. Stephen Boden, 56th Medical Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Joseph Beard at 7:56 a.m. July 21…

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Small adjustment …

Posted October 16, 2015 by adriennek

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Atreyu Key, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy medicine technician, performs a passive range of motions Oct. 6 on Staff Sgt. Heston Cantu, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons armament craftsman, at Luke Air Force Base. The technicians at physical therapy care for approximately 36 patients a day. They work…

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Pronghorn at home on range

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams A recovery team at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona secures a Sonoran pronghorn Dec. 10 while marking and veterinary teams process it for relocation during the annual pronghorn capture and release operation at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend. With the help of the 56th…

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Tried, true, take-off ready …

Posted February 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 Fighting Falcons await instructions prior to launch Tuesday at the end of the runaway at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Operations Group has operational control and responsibility for all F-16 fighter squadrons here at Luke, including two detachments. The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, officially…

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