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Luke’s Weather Flight

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Airmen in the weather office make our mission of building the future of air power possible by ensuring smooth base operation under any weather condition and making sure pilots are safe to fly every single day.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted August 9, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1s Class Caleb Worpel
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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty
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8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

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In Brief

Posted August 4, 2017 by

Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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People First

Posted August 4, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Air Force…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … Getting back up

Posted August 4, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.” ~ George A. Custer, 19th century American Cavalry commander Getting back up is an indispensable quality.  We must acquire this quality or suffer for its lack.  This quality will serve you well, it will enable you…

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Street Beat

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 28 through July 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 105 moving and 15 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 28: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. SFS issued one citation. There…

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Around Luke

Posted August 4, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Slotten, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M Goldwater Range.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Future Leaders visit Luke

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

A group of cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy are at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., look this week receiving an in-depth look at how Luke is building the future of airpower.

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