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F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kiley Dougherty

Air Force graphic Graphic commemorating two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing landing in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America. Two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base,…

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Luke Airmen commemorate fallen Thunderbird pilot with 4K run

Posted May 30, 2018 by

  Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Participants of the Thunderbird 4-kilometer memorial run gather for an invocation May 24, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Fallen Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The length of…

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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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56th MDG Optometry

Posted October 15, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Derek Wall, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron precision guidance munitions journeyman, chooses a pair of prescription glasses during a visit to the Luke Optometry Clinic Oct. 4, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Optometry Clinic provides more than 50 styles of customized…

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Around Luke: Fine tuning …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Robert Huber, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, tightens a connection on an electronic countermeasure systems tester while calibrating the machine at Luke Air Force Base. PMEL technicians use this machine to test the ECMS on all active F-16 Fighting Falcons on base.

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Year in Photos – December 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Children engage in close-range snowball tossing. Snowballs were made from man-made snow shipped in for Holiday Magic Dec. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The snow is one of numerous attractions and activities provided at the event. Senior Airman Grace Lee Weapons load crew members from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance…

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In Brief March 4, 2106

Posted March 3, 2016 by

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Air Force Assistance Fund begins The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through…

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Arizona reservists bring manpower to Okinawa

Posted July 30, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph SSgt. Tyran Lawson, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply section, helps inventory individual protective equipment items June 28, 2016 during Operation Patriot Habu at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. By the second day of the tour, Citizen Airmen from the 944th LRS helped process more than 3,000 IPE items. They provided extra manpower to their…

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Building Partnerships

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Airmen from the 944th Civil Engineering Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped strengthen the relationship between the Department of Defense and a Navaho community in Gallup, N.M., recently.

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K-9s mission-ready at Luke

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications K-9s are required to have. “The certification process is done annually or when there is a…

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