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Lightning integrated technicians make strides in 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Airman 1st Class CAROLINE BURNETT

The 2018 Luke initiative to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance efficiency through the creation of a team of unified maintenance specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians has expanded to all 120 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen and maintenance on 15 F-35As. Maintainers from independent career fields, including crew chiefs, avionics, weapons and low-observable technicians, who operate…

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03/01 Street Beat

Posted March 1, 2019 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 24 through Jan. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 12 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic Jan. 4: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Armed Forces Bank. A driver’s vehicle struck the…

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EOD: A job for the Air Force’s best and bravest

Posted February 22, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Few tasks require as much attention to detail as disarming an explosive device. EOD uses many tools and technologies including robots, x-ray systems and bomb suits to execute the mission in the most efficient, expeditious and safest way possible.

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Lightning Integrated Technicians Make Strides in the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Posted February 22, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Caroline Burnett

The 2018 Luke [Air Force Base, Ariz.] initiative to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance efficiency through the creation of a team of unified maintenance specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians has expanded to all 120 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen and maintenance on 15 F-35As.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon Heritage Aircraft gets new look with vintage style

Posted February 20, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

The former 56th Fighter Wing flagship F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 89-2056, got a paint job and is taking its new look to the skies above Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

Posted February 14, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Posted February 11, 2019 by AP

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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F-35 Demo Team develops new ground performance

Posted February 6, 2019 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

While the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson has been hard at work refining the aerial maneuvers for their all-new demonstration, the maintainers have also been practicing their newly developed ground performance.

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Mountain Home AFB civic leaders visit Luke

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Armond Conner, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, teaches C.D. Houston, Mountain Home Military Affairs Committee board member, how to detect cracks in a metal plate, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The gap between communities and bases closes when…

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Netherlands defense chief visits Luke

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Netherlands Chief of Defense Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, arrives at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Jan 30, 2019. Bauer learned about the Luke AFB F-35A training mission and the work being done to stand up the 308th Fighter Squadron where the Dutch will train alongside U.S….

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