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In the line of fire, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance

Posted October 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The smell of gunpowder in the air, the sound of brass bullets hitting the ground and the feeling of accomplishment is just a small taste of what it feels like when you enter the 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Energy managers at Luke spread energy awareness

Posted October 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph Christine Archie, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron energy manager, demonstrates how much effort is required to power a light bulb at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 13, 2017. The power generating mechanism differentiated the amount of energy needed to power each light bulb separately as part of efforts to raise awareness during…

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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Posted October 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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Luke Veterinary Treatment Facility keeps working animals; service member’s pets healthy

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

A gentle rub against your leg, lick in your face and fur on your clothes — the tell-tale signs of owning a furry friend. For most, pets are more than just animals, they are family members and for many government agencies, they are a vital part of the team. The Luke (Air Force Base, Ariz.)…

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Luke AFB blood drive

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Thunderbolt Nation steps up to replenish Phoenix blood banks after Las Vegas tragedy.

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 1 & 2

Posted October 6, 2017 by

56th Comptroller Squadron Mission: Deliver world-class decision support on all financial matters while deploying mission-ready Airmen. Demographics: CPTS consists of three officers, 19 enlisted and 17 civilian employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Joseph Nicholas Superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Patrica Helderman First sergeant: Master Sgt. Randolph Rundio Responsibilities: CPTS is responsible for planning and executing an…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing Commander (Thunderbolt 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Thunderbolt 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight, section, unit, or…

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 3

Posted October 6, 2017 by

309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks Mission: Build the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots. Demographics: Thirty-two assigned and attached instructor pilots who train approximately 40 student pilots each year, three enlisted squadron aviation resource management professionals, one civilian, one enlisted personnelist, attached contract employees and enlisted aircrew flight equipment professionals. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Kathryn Gaetke…

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Posted October 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 4 & 5

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56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling, and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers, and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 167 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. James Hodges Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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