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Fighting Falcon hails proud heritage at Luke

Posted March 15, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Courtesy photo Tail number 78-0081, the first F-16 Fighting Falcon permanently assigned to Luke Air Force Base, sits on the flightline Dec. 6, 1982. The F-16 Fighting Falcon has served the U.S. Air Force as one of the world’s premier fighter aircraft, and for nearly a quarter of a century Luke Air Force Base has…

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Archaeologists tour Luke’s 5,000 year old site

Posted April 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Thirty professional archaeologists and students toured the Luke Air Force Base Solar-Power-Array project area April 12 to learn about the find at the site and its rich history.

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Luke looks back at F-35 mission

Posted June 14, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Samuel King Jr. The pilot and crew chief salute each other as the F-16 Fighting Falcon taxies toward the runway for another sortie Sept. 6, 2012, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. With an average of 106 takeoffs per day and an inventory of 138 F-16 Fighting Falcons, it would have been easy to not…

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In Briefs August 2, 2013

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Air Force Ball golf tournament The 2013 Air Force Ball golf tournament is a four-person team scramble at 7 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park. Registration is 6 a.m. and the sign-up deadline is Sept. 3. The cost is $40 per military and retirees and $50 per civilian and distinguished…

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Bioenvironmental: keeping people safe

Posted September 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

An Airman begins to prepare an F-16 for a new paint job. Another works on maintaining the base radar. A spouse begins cooking a meal by bringing water to a boil, and a retiree sits in the clinic waiting to see the doctor

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Luke Airman serves as “pest control” to keep down range mission moving

Posted November 15, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. JOSELITO ARIBUABO

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Insects, rodents and wildlife at a deployed location can negatively impact the mission, but thanks to the hard work of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pest management shop, these issues are effectively controlled. “We are the pest control for the Air Force,” said Tech. Sgt. Lorie Simpson, 379th ECES pest management…

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Western Destinations: fun for the whole family

Posted January 24, 2014 by JAYSON BURNS

Need to get some fresh air with the family? Need to find the perfect place to host a company outing? Then Western Destinations is the location for you.

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Thunderbirds make wish come true for AZ children

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

Children watched in delight March 14 as the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds, flew across the skies over Luke Air Force Base. The demonstration team brightened the day for a group of special-needs children during their practice demonstration and meet-and-greet.

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EOD sets pace for explosive challenge

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians have a physically demanding job. On May 2, people from around Arizona got a taste, first hand, of just how demanding it really is by participating in the EOD Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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Combat Arms Keeps Airmen Ready To Fight

Posted July 18, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Every Airman takes an oath to protect and serve the citizens of the U.S. To achieve this, they not only need to know their job, but also be ready to fight when called upon.

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