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In Brief March 4, 2106

Posted March 3, 2016 by

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Air Force Assistance Fund begins The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through…

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Arizona reservists bring manpower to Okinawa

Posted July 30, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph SSgt. Tyran Lawson, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply section, helps inventory individual protective equipment items June 28, 2016 during Operation Patriot Habu at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. By the second day of the tour, Citizen Airmen from the 944th LRS helped process more than 3,000 IPE items. They provided extra manpower to their…

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Building Partnerships

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Airmen from the 944th Civil Engineering Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped strengthen the relationship between the Department of Defense and a Navaho community in Gallup, N.M., recently.

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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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EOD Airman finds balance on ice

Posted July 31, 2017 by Staff Sgt Jensen Stidham

An electric, jolt of energy rushed through his veins. “Hold still, don’t move,” he screamed. A land mine had been dusted off by the impact of his team leader’s right boot. Instantly training kicked in, Knelange and his team started the procedure to safely get their fellow Airman away from the land mine and back into the vehicle.

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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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