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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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56th Medical Group

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Henlsey Airman 1st Class Brandon Ibe, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technician, prepares a patient for an X-ray scan June 5, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The radiology clinic specializes in X-rays, fluoroscopy, MRIs, ultrasound and mammograms.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted June 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted June 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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In Brief

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Component Maintenance Squadron — Maj. Edward Romero will assume command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at 7:56 a.m. June 8 in Hangar 999. 61st Fighter Squadron — Lt. Col. Mike Gette, 61st Fighter Squadron commander, is relinquishing command to Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier at 7:56 a.m. June 12 in Hangar…

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June16: Thunderbolt Nation “Selfless” Community Blitz

Posted June 2, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

Luke Air Force Base Service Blitz is the second in a two-part action-orientated platform to pause our day-to-day mission and reinforce our focus on daily service and the difference we can make in the lives of others, our organizations and our community. The goal of this two-part platform is to demonstrate how serving and working…

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944th FW maintainers maintain morale

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  FROM LEFT: Airman Gabriel Coronado and Senior Airman Luis Pizarro, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 munitions systems apprentices, play horseshoes May 7 during their unit’s family day picnic at Luke Air Force Base. Representatives from Benevilla Family Resource Center, Exceptional Family Member Program, Airman and Family…

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People First

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Mental health…

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Street Beat

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents that occurred April 24 through May 28 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 63 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 1: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1515. An individual backed a vehicle out…

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Justice Report

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in March and April at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for failing to follow a technical order. The individual received a reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $400 pay, suspended, 30 days extra…

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