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STREET BEAT

Posted June 30, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 30 through June 26 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 28 moving violations and nine nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 31: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident adjacent to Lightning Gate on Litchfield Road. Security…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 7, 2016 by

The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th FW commander (Thunderbolt 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Thunderbolt 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight, section or training class)…

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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In Brief

Posted April 7, 2017 by

AFAF concert The 56th Fighter Wing Air Force Assistance Fund committee is kicking off this year’s campaign with a free U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band concert 4 to 6 p.m. April 10 at Fowler Park. The campaign goes until May 19. For more information, call Capt. Pedro Rivera at 623-856-4238. For information on the…

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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted June 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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F-35 B-Course Capstone Flights

Posted July 19, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel A 56th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II pilot takes off from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 17, 2017. F-35 pilots faced off against F-16 Fighting Falcons during a capstone flight exercise as part of the first F-35 basic course at Luke.   Air Force photograph…

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ALS first Navy graduate at Luke

Posted September 15, 2017 by

One of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.David L. Goldfein’s focus area’s is strengthening joint leaders and teams. In order for our Airmen to learn more about our fellow military branches Luke recently graduated our first non-Airman from Airman Leadership School. ET1 Brown won’t be the last either, there are already plans for 2 civilian…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday, but in a historical sense it is not truly a holiday i.e. a “holy day.” Bear with me for a moment, I’m not suggesting you change the way you use the…

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Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Every October Luke Air Force Base in Arizona observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year Luke had three major points of outreach to the community and a display honoring NDEAM in the Luke AFB library.

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Luke F-35 seat modifications expand aviator pool

Posted January 29, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result during ejection seat procedures.

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