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News Briefs November 22, 2013

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Airmen Cookie Drive Volunteers are needed to sort and package cookies donated for the Airmen cookie drive 7 to 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Club Five Six. For more information or to sign up, email lukecookies@yahoo.com. Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Dec. 18 which will include military and local,…

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Thunderbolt Lanes to close Feb. 7

Posted January 31, 2014 by Capt. TRISTAN HINDERLITER

Courtesy Photo Bowling options near Luke AFB* AMF Peoria Lanes 8475 W. Olive Ave. in Peoria 623-486-1496 Brunswick Desert Sky Lanes 7241 W. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix 623-846-2090 Brunswick Tri-City Bowl 1425 N. Central Ave. in Avondale 623-932-3388 Glenfair Lanes 6110 N. 59th Ave. in Glendale 623-937-9225 Uptown Alley 13525 N. Litchfield Rd. in…

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted March 28, 2014 by AAFES

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Luke Air Force Base shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Luke AFB Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events…

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This week in history

Posted May 16, 2014 by Rick Griset,

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle Talon sits on the Luke Air Force Base flightline in 1988. 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron and LANTIRN Two related events occurred at Luke Air Force Base 25 years ago this week. The 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron received its first McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft on May 15,…

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AMUs ‘Throw-Down’ to show who’s best

Posted July 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Senior Airman Jarod Davis, 56th Maintenance Group weapons lead crew member, evaluates Airman 1st Class Kaden Allred, 308th AMU load crew member, as he installs the 1760 cable on the guided bomb unit 38. Airman 1st Class Dustin Lepak, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, inspects the tail kit on the guided bomb unit…

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News Briefs September 12, 2014

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GOV service station closure The Base Service Station (government-owned vehicle gas station) will close at midnight Sept. 28 and reopen at midnight Oct. 1. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Bradley Ahlemeyer at bradley.ahlemeyer@us.af.mil or call 623-856-7391. Quit tobacco for 31 days The Stoptober Challenge is to be smoke free for the month of October….

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New Luke unit to stand up in Oregon

Posted October 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Courtesy photo An F-15 Eagle flies over the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. In an effort to meet Air Force demands for F-15C Eagle pilots, a new Luke Air Force Base detachment will stand up at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Oregon Air National Guard. The 56th Operations Group Detachment…

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Out-of-town visitors

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Maj. Justin Robinson, 69th Fighter Squadron pilot, explains the control panel of an F-16 to Ambassador Sichan Siv during a recent visit to Luke Air Force Base as part of a San Antonio civic leader tour. The group joined the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The group of 23 arrived on…

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425th Fighter Squadron Change of Command

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank as Cruikshank assumes command of the 425th Fighter Squadron April 27 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Biosphere 2: Where science lives

Posted July 13, 2012 by Photos and story by Capt. Elizabeth Magnusson

Biosphere 2 offers one of Time Life’s 50 must-see “Wonders of the World,” and a great weekend destination right in our own backyard.

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