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Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted January 29, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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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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Exchange backs holidays with no-fee layaway

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden from inquisitive eyes. As of Sept. 1, the Luke Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Prime Beef: Building morale, preparedness

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Humvees parked in the ATSO (ability to survive and operate) compound during a Prime Beef exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016. The exercise reinforced skills in self-aid buddy care, gathering intelligence, countersign, and defensive fighting positions. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke…

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Cash back option returns to Luke Exchange

Posted March 3, 2017 by

After an extended technical challenge, cash back at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has returned. Shoppers using a debit card at the Luke Exchange can get cash back in increments of $10, $20 or $50. Cash back options at the Express and Military Clothing store include $5, $10 or $20. The cash-back option…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 21 through 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Sept. 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 318….

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AETC commander at Luke AFB

Posted December 10, 2015 by

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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Luke 1 clarifies arming policy

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Brig. Gen. SCOTT PLEUS

Recent media articles discussed arming programs in which installation commanders may grant service members the right to carry weapons in order to provide additional security. This may have caused some confusion. In order to avoid rumor, I am restating Luke Air Force Base’s policy: No person is authorized to carry their privately owned weapon on…

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Around Luke – Heavy metal …

Posted May 5, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Marie Henning, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron material handler, moves a 55 gallon drum of hydraulic fluid at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS storage section signs in and out 50 products daily to customers.

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Tenant Units

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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