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Luke Strengthens Partnership with Local Law Enforcement

Posted January 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Police Department representatives from the cities of El Mirage, Peoria and Surprise pose for a photo with members from the 56th Security Forces Squadron after signing the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Memorandum of Understanding at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2018. The memorandum allows…

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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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CDC preschool class acts out kindness

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The students were able to gather78 gallon bags of toiletries, snacks and other items to be handed out to homeless veterans around Phoenix. The Falcon preschool class poses for a photo with items collected during their “Simple Act of Kindness” drive to provide personal items to local veterans. FROM LEFT TOP ROW: April Castronova and…

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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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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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