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Weapons maintainers: Providing munitions for the mission

Posted September 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Most everything that can go ‘boom’ that is used on base has to go through the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron.

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Operation KIDS Deploy to Camp Thunderbolt

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Anissa Burgard, 11, daughter of Master Sgt. Craig Burgard, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, has camouflage paint applied Saturday during Operation KIDS, a simulated deployed exercise for children to help them understand the things their parents do when preparing for a deployment and what it’s like to be in a deployed environment.   Cassius Withers Jr.,…

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News Briefs December 19, 2014

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Road closure Litchfield Road at Northern Parkway is closed daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday to paint the bridge overpass, weather permitting. Northern Parkway will remain open. Reems Road and Dysart Road are alternate routes. For more information, call MCDOT at 480-350-9288. MLK luncheon There will be a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon…

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Construction enterprise ongoing

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The main F-35 Lightning II construction projects include building the Academic Training Center and renovating the runways.   Contract workers survey the foundation of the transient lodging facility Feb. 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The TLF is being built west of the shoppette.   The transient lodging facility started in late November 2014.  …

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Viking Challenge – Not just a spin around the block

Posted April 24, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Tech. Sgt. John Reeves, 607th Air Control Squadron Charlie Flight NCO in charge, tags in Senior Airman DeAndre Holmes, 607th ACS ground radar journeyman, at the challenge. Each team has 10 members who can run as many laps as they want and then switch with another member.   Senior Master Sgt. LeRoy Ridgel, 56th LRS…

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

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308th FS inactivation The 308th Fighter Squadron’s Emerald Knights will inactivate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. June 25 in Hangar 999. The squadron’s aircraft will move next week to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and become the 314th Fighter Squadron. 61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of…

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Four pilots selected for test pilot school

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Macario Mora

Four pilots and two alternates were recently selected from Luke Air Force Base to attend the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and the U.S. Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Md., after a nearly nine-month selection process. “This was my first application,” said Major…

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IFTU graduates 1,000th student

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost Staff Sgt. Nicholas Mansour, 56th Operations Group intelligence instructor, provides feedback to 1st Lt. Kevin Lukowiak, Tech. Sgt. Mark Miller and Senior Airman Ariana Evans, F-16 Intelligence Formal Training Course students, on their...

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Street Beat – July 13, 2012

Posted July 13, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 29 through July 5:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving and five nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents June 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1514. There were no injuries. June 29: Security forces responded…

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33rd FW visits 56th TRS

Posted September 7, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., visited Luke Air Force Base to gain and share knowledge about government contracts, academics and course development. “They came here to learn from our government contract oversight team manning,” said Greg Daniels, 56th Operations Group F-16 Weapons System Support Contract project officer quality…

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