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Nice ‘n tidy …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Lisa Kraemer, Luke Air Force Base Supply Center customer services specialist, restocks multicam uniforms at Luke Air Force Base. The base supply center offers a wide variety of office products, cleaning supplies, safety equipment, and tools and is operated by Arizona Industries for the Blind.

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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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Around Luke – Under the lights …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Danielle Tanner-Graziani and Senior Airman Jessica Woods, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainers, prepare fiber glass treatment on the leading edge of an F-16 Fighting Falcon wing at Luke Air Force Base. The fiber-glass bond requires two fillers and an overlay patch to the wing. This prevents air from going up…

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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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Around Luke – Duking it …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Zel Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron maintenance supervisor, helps a group of Thunderbolts stay in shape with a boxing fitness program at Luke Air Force Base. The boxing fitness program was created as a fitness training option at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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AETC commander at Luke AFB

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Senior Airman Grace Lee Jane Yates, 56th Force Support Squadron lodging manager, provides Cheryl Roberson, the AETC commander’s wife, a walkthrough of a two-bedroom lodging unit inside the newly built Temporary Lodging Facility. The new TLF has 30 rooms available, including pet-friendly rooms. During a base tour, Roberson visited the mental health clinic and the…

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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Forging Saber training exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley

Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley F-15 Fighting Eagles from the 428th Fighter Squadron, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Nov. 19, 2015. The F-15s came in support of the training exercise Forging Saber from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Forging Sabre is an exercise involving the 428th FS, Luke AFB 425th…

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Luke military working dogs

Posted November 25, 2015 by Air Force photographs by SrA. James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Boss, 56th SFS MWD, search for explosives during training with local police departments at Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2015. Gonzalez stayed back to allow Boss to search freely. Boss detected nearly 260 pounds of explosives during the training. SSgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th…

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Norway joins Luke …

Posted November 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Maj. Gen. Morten Klever, Norwegian F-35 Program director, poses Nov. 10 in front of one of the first two Norwegian F-35 Lighting IIs to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. This marks the second international partner to have F-35s arrive for training at Luke.

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