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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Posted March 15, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

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Airpower Foundation visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Members of the Airpower Foundation pose for a group photo in front of an F-35A Lightning II, March 8, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Tour members included two Medal of Honor recipients, five Purple Heart recipients and an assortment of veterans from every branch…

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Ask the Chief, times two

Posted March 13, 2019 by

It’s been said by many that “marriage is hard work,” but when you’ve got the right pair anything is possible. Chief Master Sergeant Rochelle Hemingway, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Superintendent, and Chief Master Sergeant Dominic Hemingway, 56th Maintenance Group Superintendent, are on opposite ends of the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but they…

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Snack-o pilot program set to takeoff in April

Posted March 11, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham Deborah Robinson, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health Promotion dietician, teaches a class of snack bar monitors about the Go for Green program specifics being implemented in their units at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The 10 units participating are part of a pilot program…

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F-35 maintainer is on his way to becoming an F-35 pilot

Posted March 11, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Lausanne Kinder

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lausanne Kinder Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses for a photo with an F-35 Jan. 29, 2019, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Martin is an Air Reserve Technician working out of the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit. He scheduled to attend Officer Training School in…

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19th AF commander visits Luke

Posted March 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, talks with Col. Gregory Hutson, 56th Maintenance Group commander, March 4, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Hutson introduced Doherty to the Lightning Integrated Technician program, a new way of doing maintenance on the F-35.   Air…

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Commander throws first

Posted March 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, throws a baseball in the air at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 1, 2019. Canterbury threw the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs baseball game.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class…

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56th CES maintain barriers, ensure safety

Posted March 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider An F-16A Fighting Falcon prepares to catch the emergency cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands during an emergency situation.   Air…

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

Posted March 1, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.

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03/01 In Brief

Posted March 1, 2019 by

Women’s History Month The following events are planned in recognition of Women’s History Month. • March 8: Women’s History kickoff breakfast is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Blitz Lounge • March 13: Military Women tribute is 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Bryant Fitness Center gym • Date and time to be determined: Rosie…

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