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Hope fills the heart

Posted December 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

Hope can come in many forms, and for the children who visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for the “Day of Hope,” Dec. 21, 2018, hope came from the Airmen of the 56th Fighter Wing.

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Defenders partner with local law enforcement for annual Shop with a Cop

Posted December 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

In a celebration of holiday spirit, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped children from low-income families pick out toys during the annual Glendale Shop with a Cop charity event, Dec. 15, 2018, at Glendale, Ariz.

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41 years of DOD service, comes to an end for this aviation enthusiast

Posted December 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Harvey Brugger, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, watches an F-35A Lightning II taxi down the runway, Dec. 13, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Brugger is an aviation enthusiast with a passion for photography. After 41 years of service, the 56th Fighter Wing…

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Toys for Tots Delivers Holiday Cheer

Posted December 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Courtesy photograph U.S. Marine Corps Reserve members stand with volunteers at a toy collection point in Phoenix, Ariz. Toys were gathered throughout the state from October to December, and will be distributed to more than 300 families now through Dec. 25, 2018. Marines from the U.S. Marine Corps Bulk Fuel Company “C” at Luke Air…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Posted December 14, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

Posted December 10, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Holiday Magic brings the snow, other activities to Luke

Posted December 10, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Children play on a pile of snow during Holiday Magic 2018, Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Holiday Magic is an annual base wide event where children can participate in events such as meeting Santa, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, and face painting….

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Annual Cookie Drive Sweetens Thunderbolt Lives

Posted December 10, 2018 by Airmen 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Cookies packaged by volunteers during the Airmen Cookie Drive wait to be picked up and passed out by First Sergeants, Dec. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke community came together to donate more than 15,000 homemade and store-bought cookies to spread some…

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In Brief

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Wing food drive The 56th Fighter Wing is featuring a wing-wide canned food collection competition through Dec. 17. The Cans and Kindness Challenge pits squadron against squadron to gather the most weight in canned food donations which will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The most-needed items are peanut butter, canned light chicken, canned…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Chaplain (Maj.) R. JOHN BOYER

Prince of Peace The holidays can mean different things to different people. For some, this is the best time of the year. In my tradition, many think of twinkling lights, decorated trees, candy, presents, and the sights and sounds of Christmas. Joyous times of celebration with family and friends readily come to mind. For others,…

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