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Fire station rescued from decades of wear

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated fire station took place Jan. 20 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Luke Air Show: Thunderbirds

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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Cornerstone of FW three-fold

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots. Airmen: There are more than 5,500 Airmen serving at Luke Air Force Base, and each one is critical to the Air Force mission. Airmen and airpower – the two are inseparable. Without Airmen, there is no airpower. Community: We cannot thank Luke’s neighbors throughout the valley enough for letting…

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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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Habitual beauty of Arizona sunrises …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The silhouette of the Fighter Country water tower at Luke Air Force Base provides another dramatic photo taken at sunrise Jan. 28 from the Public Affairs building parking lot. The tower holds 500,000 gallons of water and was repainted last year.

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Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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Year in Photos – January 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, watches as load crew team members install a GBU-12 armament Jan. 16 during the annual load crew competition for 2014. The objective of the competition is to finish with the fastest time and fewest safety violations. Staff Sgt. Nestor…

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Checking under the hood …

Posted March 10, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Jerry Poot, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic technician, pours bio-blend oil into a Ford Fusion hybrid Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base. The bio-blend oil is more environmentally friendly and reliable than traditional oil products.

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Coyote loose on base

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Murphy learns to plasma weld at the 56th LRS. Murphy visited Luke for Veterans Day. Connor Murphy, Arizona Coyotes defenseman, practices plasma welding Nov. 4 at the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron during a visit to Luke Air Force Base in recognition of Veterans Day. Murphy toured Luke and spoke with Airmen about their daily service…

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Airman finds joy in singing

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

“At first I thought, ‘It’s just singing,’” said Senior Airman Adriana Van Wyk, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician and Luke Air Force Base national anthem singer.

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