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Become a VITA volunteer

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and free training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2016 tax season Jan. 25 through April 14.  Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing their tax returns…

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Year in Photos – June 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Christopher Bacon, 308th Fighter Squadron commander, plays the burning piano June 12, a tradition that began in World War II to signify the ending of an era, during the 308th FS inactivation party at Luke Air Force Base. Tech. Sgt. James Luna-Hill The Arizona sun rises June 1 over…

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Trip reduction not just silly survey

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing

It is time for Luke Air Force Base to conduct the annual trip reduction survey. The Trip Reduction Program began in the late 1980s as part of the State of Arizona’s response to a court ruling requiring greater efforts to reduce air pollution. One outcome was a statute that went into effect focusing on employers…

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LRS does Wingman Day

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of 1st Lt. Nicholas Spivey

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted Wingman Day Nov. 6 at the Luke Air Force Base ability to survive and operate area. The day consisted of the squadron running an eight-station obstacle course, three miles of team jogging and a squadron barbecue. The day also included small-group resiliency discussions facilitated by viewing scenes from the…

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Fire station rescued from decades of wear

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated fire station took place Jan. 20 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Luke Air Show: Thunderbirds

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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Cornerstone of FW three-fold

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots. Airmen: There are more than 5,500 Airmen serving at Luke Air Force Base, and each one is critical to the Air Force mission. Airmen and airpower – the two are inseparable. Without Airmen, there is no airpower. Community: We cannot thank Luke’s neighbors throughout the valley enough for letting…

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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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Habitual beauty of Arizona sunrises …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The silhouette of the Fighter Country water tower at Luke Air Force Base provides another dramatic photo taken at sunrise Jan. 28 from the Public Affairs building parking lot. The tower holds 500,000 gallons of water and was repainted last year.

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STREET BEAT

Posted June 2, 2016 by 56th Security Forces Squadron

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 2 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 5: Security forces responded to reports of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 330. There was damage to property and a…

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