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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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Airman finds recipe for Improvement

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

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Logistic Readiness Squadron

Posted July 17, 2017 by

The Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight does more than just refuel jets. They area vital piece of getting the aircraft off the ground every day and making our mission of building the future of air power possible.

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Harness training

Posted July 12, 2017 by

Staff Sgt. Jose Ochoa talks about the importance of parachute safety for all personnel who fly or may fly.

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Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

Posted July 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

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56th Fighter Wing Vice Commander

Posted July 10, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing’s new Vice Commander Colonel Richardson introduces himself and excitement to be back at Luke.

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In Brief

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Security Forces Squadron — Lt. Col. Brian Loveless will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 7:56 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 999. 56th Medical Operations Squadron — Col. Stephen Boden, 56th Medical Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Joseph Beard at 7:56 a.m. July 21…

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Luke CDC best in AF …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Edna Ruiz, 56th Force Support Squadron child and youth program assistant, watches children during suppertime June 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The CDC was recently chosen as the Air Force’s best Child Development Center of the Year for 2016.

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Looking back …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

On April 8, 1967, the 56th Air Commando Wing, the predecessor to the 56th Fighter Wing of today, organized with Col. Harry Aderholt as its commander. It was the host U.S. Air Force unit at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. It was assigned to Thirteenth Air Force for command and administrative control…

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Takes everyone to keep Luke pollutant-free

Posted July 7, 2017 by by JEFFERY SCHONE

Do you know what is going down your storm drain? At Luke Air Force Base, we have more than 1,400 industrial processes that could potentially harm Arizona’s watershed. Now consider the 1.5 million residents in the Valley. Rainstorms can flush the smallest amounts of pollutants from parking lots, streets, driveways, pressure washing activities or lawns….

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