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Netherlands defense chief visits Luke

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Netherlands Chief of Defense Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, arrives at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Jan 30, 2019. Bauer learned about the Luke AFB F-35A training mission and the work being done to stand up the 308th Fighter Squadron where the Dutch will train alongside U.S….

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02/01 In Brief

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 8 through 15 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. March 7. Normal operations will resume March 16. For more information, call…

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5 new critical care, emergency trauma nurses added to ‘fight’

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Airmen 1st Class ASPEN REID and ZOIE RIDER

The 56th Medical Group and Honor Health Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center added five new Critical Care and Emergency Trauma nurses to the Air Force during the class 18A graduation ceremony at Honor Health Jan. 17. The nurses were recognized for a culmination of 12 months of training, including 240 hours of classroom time, 10…

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Street Beat 02/01

Posted February 1, 2019 by emmauribe

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 26 through Dec. 23, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 20 moving violations and four non-moving violations. Traffic accidents Nov. 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 936. A vehicle was hit but…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Chaplain (Maj.) DOUG HESS

“Marital preventive maintenance – Are you doing it?” There I was sitting across the dinner table in our one-bedroom apartment with my wife of four months. Amber had just asked me, “So when are you going to take me out?” To be honest, I was a bit puzzled by her question. In my mind I…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

Posted January 25, 2019 by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.

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F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

Posted January 23, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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EMS works behind the scenes to get aircraft from the shop to the sky

Posted January 23, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The roar of fighter jets zooming by is a familiar sound on Luke. They fill the sky with spectacles of weaving, winding and intricate maneuvers.

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Team Luke honors life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance march at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2019. The march was a re-enactment of three protest marches which took place during the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Ala., 1965….

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New 56th Communications Squadron facility to open in 2020

Posted January 18, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Oscar Siqueiros, Army Corps of Engineers project manager discusses building plans for the new 56th Communication Squadron building, Jan. 14, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The new facility offers an exponential amount of space with its two-story floor plan and open spaces. Construction began…

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