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In Brief

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 7 through 14 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last time and date for munitions turn-ins or issues is 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Normal operations will resume Sept. 15….

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Luke annual water quality report released

Posted August 3, 2018 by

This year’s annual water quality report has been released. The results show the Luke Air force Base potable water has been deemed safe by EPA standards. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses…

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STREET BEAT

Posted August 3, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 25 through July 22 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 51 moving violations and 11 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents June 18: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the South Gate Visitor Center. The driver of…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Solomon was one of Israel’s great kings in the Bible. He was renowned for his God-given wisdom and making Israel a prosperous nation. In spite of this, Solomon did not experience an effortless life. While composing Ecclesiastes, he reflected on his life. Just like everyone, he had a lifetime assortment of experiences. He experienced joy,…

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A look at Luke’s mission

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Our mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready airmen can’t happen without the hard work and support of Luke’s community. In a day, Luke is a buzzing base where so many people are busy working, getting groceries, and going to appointments and doing what they can, so that we can achieve…

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The cactus of Luke AFB

Posted July 30, 2018 by
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HVAC keeps MWD kennels cool

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians from the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron determine a plan of attack for their repair July 20, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. CE’s mission is to provide technically sound combat ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke AFB…

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Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson

Posted July 27, 2018 by AP

The Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter Squadron, with its 14 jets and 191 personnel, be moved from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, to the Arizona…

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Posted July 25, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos
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MXG streamlines initial weapons load process

Posted July 25, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Tech. Sgt. Derek Cook, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron lead standardization crew member, grabs tools to load weapons onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2018. Using continuous process improvement principles members from the 56th Maintenance Group have implemented changes to…

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