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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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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

Posted June 2, 2016 by Story by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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Doesn’t miss a thing …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Mario Peterson, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, views shipping labels at Luke Air Force Base. Peterson is part of the Materiel Management Flight, which is responsible for stocking, storing, issuing, managing, inventorying, and inspecting all Defense Department supplies and equipment.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Vehicles driven on base now required to pass inspection

Posted February 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Federal (military and civilian) employees at Luke Air Force Base began receiving emails Wednesday from no-reply@apims.af.mil, titled “Action Required: Vehicle emission testing self-certification is due within 30 days.” This is a self-certification tasking allowing the Air Force to demonstrate compliance with a federal requirement of the Clean Air Act, Section 118(d) (42 U.S.C. §7418(d)). The…

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Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Posted July 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

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In Brief

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Flightline feast The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel is featuring the Winter Flightline Feast at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 behind Hangar 914. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, scalloped corn, potato and cheese soup, dinner rolls, salad, fruit, dessert and beverages. The meal is free and open to all. Annual Awards Banquet The Luke Air…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…

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Ex-NFL player visits base …

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Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist Herschel Walker shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Ned McCaster, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 integrated avionics specialist, Oct. 3 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base. Walker spoke about his life, facing adversity, resiliency and described some…

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Ret. Gen. Breedlove visits Luke, reflects on career

Posted April 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, a former 56th Fighter Wing commander, visited with Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 29-30 interacting with various units and Airmen on base.

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