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K-9s mission-ready at Luke

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications K-9s are required to have. “The certification process is done annually or when there is a…

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Whisler Brothers Take Flight

Posted April 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel The Whisler brothers, Lt. Col. Mark Whisler, 21st Fighter Squadron director of operations, and Lt. Col. Steve Whisler, Air Education and Training Command evaluator pilot, pose for a photo before flying for the first time together in their Air Force careers April 24, 2017, at Luke…

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The voice of Luke

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

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AGE keeps it cool …

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, works on replacing an air duct at Luke Air Force Base. The air duct goes to a 270 volt DC air conditioner hybrid for the F-35 Lightning II.

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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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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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Chief, Royal Norwegian Air Force, visits Luke

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook an Air Force, along with command members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron pose for a group photo, May 5, 2017, at Luke Force Base, Ariz. During her visit, Skinnarland was provided knowledge on how Norwegian Pilots and maintainers are trained at Luke Air Force Base.  …

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