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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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Luke AFB Chaplain Corps feed flightline personnel

Posted September 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Volunteers from the Catholic and Protestant community serve Airmen during the Flightline Feast Sept. 6, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Events such as the Flightline Feast help build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual…

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2017 in Photos: November

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Arizona State University ROTC cadets scale an obstacle Nov. 3, 2017, during the 4th annual Luke Mudder at Luke Air Force Base. Working in teams of four, cadets competed for the fastest time finishing the 17-obstacle, mile-and-a-half course.

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F-16 pilots learn to fight at night

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Student pilots at Luke Air Force Base are learning important skills and combat tactics essential to flying and fighting at night. Training to master nighttime operations enables a pilot to utilize a vast set of tools and strategies to increase their lethality in combat situations. “Night flying requires more detailed attention,” said Maj. Michael Blauser,…

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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kiley Dougherty

Air Force graphic Graphic commemorating two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing landing in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America. Two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base,…

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2017 Luke AFB Power Lifting Competition

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Sixteen members of team Luke participated in an annual power lifting competition last Friday.  Competitors performed squats, bench press and deadlifts.

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STREET BEAT

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo and Senior Airman Jared Whitaker

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 23 through June 25 at Luke Air Force Base Tickets SFS issued citations for 42 moving violations and 14 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 24: SFS responded to a report of a government-owned vehicle vs. fixed-object accident at Bldg. 957. The individual struck an overhang…

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Luke Air Force Base Hensman Dining Facility

Posted June 11, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Airman 1st Class Kurt Yearwood, a 56th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, searches through different spices as he prepares a freshly cooked dinner at the Hensman Dining Facility June 7, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Hensman Dining Facility provides a variety of…

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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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