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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

Posted December 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this…

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Luke AFB stands up new F-35A lightning II fighter squadron

Posted December 3, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona reactivated the 308th Fighter Squadron, Nov. 30, 2018, which will house the Dutch and the Danes F-35A Lightning IIs as part of Luke’s partnerships. With Lt. Col. Robert Miller assuming command, the fighter squadron is scheduled to begin operations in December 2018.

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RAAF prepares F-35s for historic arrival

Posted December 3, 2018 by Staff Sgt Jensen Stidham

The Royal Australian Air Force is preparing to send two F-35A Lightning II’s for their multi-day journey home to RAAF base Williamtown, New South Wales Australia. Two RAAF F-35s, along with a crew of 40 Airmen, are scheduled to start their journey home Dec. 3.

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CBRN gear checkout process improves

Posted November 30, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Daniel Rubio

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Artiz., made improvements to the process for issuing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear training gear to Airmen allowing them to accomplish their mission more efficiently.

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Exercise Jersey Wrath 19-1

Posted November 26, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Pilots assigned to the 6th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., fly a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft during Exercise Jersey Wrath 19-1 over Arizona Nov. 13, 2018. The mobility-centric training exercise highlighted integration between mobility and combat assets in a realistic training scenario.   Air…

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Aircraft, structural live fire training

Posted November 26, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Staff Sgt. Ashley Eisenbarth, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department fire captain, dons her gear before starting a joint aircraft and structural live fire training, Nov. 14, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The exercise included firefighters from Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, a…

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Arizona Cardinals Salute to Service

Posted November 21, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airmen from Luke Air Force Base hold an American Flag during the National Anthem before the Arizona Cardinals Salute to Service game, Nov. 18, 2018, at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. More than 100 Airmen participated in unfurling the American flag across the field during the…

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Lactation rooms now at Luke AFB

Posted November 19, 2018 by

  Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., now provides lactation rooms to nursing military mothers.  The room is located in the Wing Safety building, Room 103.

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US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

Posted November 16, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.

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Thunderbolts support Great American Smokeout

Posted November 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Children decorate a poster for the Great American Smokeout at the Youth Center Nov. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. GASO is one day a year that the American Cancer Society has set aside to encourage those who use tobacco to quit for 24…

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