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Thunderbolts play role in energy awareness

Posted October 24, 2014 by 2nd Lt. TANYA WREN

October: Energy Action Month October is Energy Action Month, an Air Force-wide effort to empower Airmen to play a key role in achieving energy goals and fostering a culture of energy awareness. The Air Force is focusing on energy conservation to reduce energy demand and assure supply through advanced planning tools for air operations, more…

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PMEL vital to AF mission

Posted December 5, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

To have jets that work, Airmen who are maintenance and repair experts are needed to take care of the jets. Airmen who fix the jets need tools that are in working order, and that’s where precision measurement equipment laboratory Airmen step in.

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…

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Chief returns to where career began

Posted April 10, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Chief Master Sgt. Ben Carson, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent, stands in front of an F-16 fighter jet March 31 at Luke Air Force Base. Carson began his career as an Airman in the 308th and was in formation on the day of its activation. He will now stand in formation as…

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This week in history

Posted May 29, 2015 by Rick Griset,

May 25, 2005: Polish air force visits Luke Courtesy photo An historic event occurred Oct. 5, 1989, when Soviet Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Yazov, left, and a group of 29 Soviet officials visited Luke Air Force Base. The visit was part of a program to foster contacts between military and defense officials from both nations….

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It’s all smiles at 56DS

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Derek Podesta, 56th DS central instrument processing center NCO-in-charge, wraps sterilized instruments at Luke. Podesta ensures sterilized dental instruments are maintained and available for use by the dental staff.   Senior Airman Dennis Davila, 56th DS dental laboratory technician, waxes a crown at Luke.   Andrea Dodd, 56th Dental Squadron dental assistant, cleans…

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Medal of Honor recipient visits Luke, speaks to 308th Fighter Squadron

Posted March 27, 2012 by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

A Medal of Honor recipient who earned distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War visited the 308th Fighter Squadron March 16 at Luke Air Force Base.
James Fleming, 69, who retired as a colonel in 1996…

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310th FS hosts Cactus Starfighter X

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The 310th Fighter Squadron is hosting the Cactus Starfighter 12-1 close air support exercise Monday through May 4 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Along with Air Force there will be service members from the Army and Marines participating as well. “Two of the units participating are from Camp Murray, Wash., with air support operations…

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DFAC provides programs for Thunderbolts

Posted June 22, 2012 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

If an Airman living in the dorms or a deployed Airman’s family member is hungry and doesn’t feel like cooking, the Luke Air Force Base Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility may be able to help.

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Luke Simulates Natural Disaster

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Exercise! Civil Engineer Squadron members came out in force this past Aug. 23 during the Crown Talon 1203 exercise at Luke Air Force Base.....

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