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Texas ANG comes to Luke …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo A Texas flag is displayed near an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The flag was displayed during the loading portion of the load crew competition. For more photos, see Page 10.

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Around Luke – LRS reaches out …

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management craftsman, checks in a hydraulic manifold disk at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS hydraulic shop will become the centralized repair facility for hydraulic parts for Holloman AFB, New Mexico; Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson; and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

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Nice ‘n tidy …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Lisa Kraemer, Luke Air Force Base Supply Center customer services specialist, restocks multicam uniforms at Luke Air Force Base. The base supply center offers a wide variety of office products, cleaning supplies, safety equipment, and tools and is operated by Arizona Industries for the Blind.

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Luke AFB Exchange backs its ‘Buddies’ with exclusive offers, savings

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service strives to make it easy for shoppers to exercise their benefit. That’s why the Luke Exchange brings exclusive offers directly to shoppers’ inboxes every week when they sign up for the Exchange Buddy List. Shoppers who sign up will be among the first to find out about exclusive…

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Around Luke: Luke heritage …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Gossett

Airman 1st Class Gossett A static SPAD XIII airplane is on display in the at Luke Air Force Base air park. The SPAD XIII was a French-built airplane built for U.S. Air Service Pursuit Squadrons in World War I and was also the aircraft used by Phoenix native Lt. Frank Luke to down 18 enemy…

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No. 351 gets overhaul …

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Weston contractors work on repairs to Fuel Storage Tank 351 Jan. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The repairs included a new dome roof, cathodic protection, fuel tank bottom, piping, manifolds and the dike liner which is a secondary spill container.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the “75 Years of Airpower” airshow April 2 and 3. Attendees will experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of…

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted April 28, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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