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F-35 Joins Heritage Flight Team

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Nikolas Kinder, F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight crew chief, participates in the conference. The F-35 Heritage Flight Team will officially start their historic first season at home during Luke’s 75 Years of Airpower air show April 2 and 3. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Miller, F-35 Lightning Heritage Flight Team avionics technician, communicates with the…

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Luke Air Show: Thunderbirds

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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Goldwater Range big part of Luke mission

Posted April 1, 2016 by by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

  The Barry M. Goldwater Range complex is a vast training range for U.S. and allied pilots. The range consists of 1.7 million acres of relatively undisturbed Sonoran Desert southwest of Luke Air Force Base between Yuma and Tucson, south of Interstate 8. Overhead are 57,000 cubic miles of airspace where pilots practice air-to-air maneuvers…

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Tribe visits Luke

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Tohono O’odham Nation Vice-chairman Verlon Jose and other members of the nation met with Luke Air Force Base wing leaders in February in support of an annual government-to-government visit the Air Force conducts with Native American tribes that are impacted by military training operations. “Located in southern Arizona, the Sells Military Operations Area is a…

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Sunset silhouette …

Posted March 24, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II recently returns in the late afternoon after a training sortie at Luke Air Force Base. March 10 was the two-year anniversary of the F-35’s arrival at Luke.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the “75 Years of Airpower” airshow April 2 and 3. Attendees will experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of…

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On display …

Posted March 17, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II takes off March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke just received it 34th F-35 and is scheduled to have a total six fighter squadrons with 144 F-35s. The F-35 will be performing with the Heritage Flight Team and available for viewing during the Air Show April…

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Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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STREET BEAT

Posted March 17, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 7 through 13 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 35 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision with a fixed object. There were in injuries. Emergency…

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43rd annual AFAF campaign kicks off at Luke

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

“It’s not about Airmen giving more; it’s about more Airmen giving!” – Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force These collective words of Air Force leadership sum up the goal of this year’s 43rd annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base and others worldwide raise money to…

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