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Pilot for a day

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman William Branch

Garret “Halo” Ray, 7, is pilot for a day April 18 as Capt. Mark Browning, 308th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows him the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. Ray also visited with Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, and experienced the flight simulator.

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News Briefs July 11, 2014

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting…

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Price matching saves Luke Exchange shoppers thousands

Posted September 5, 2014 by Army, Air Force Exchange Service

Whether shopping in stores or online, Airmen, retirees and their families get the lowest price at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. In fact, Luke shoppers who price matched in 2013 at the Exchange saved $120,835. At brick-and-mortar locations, price differences of $10 or less are matched on the spot — no ad required. For…

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Speed mentoring hustles info to Airmen

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Airman JENNA SARVINSKI

The room was filled with the sound of success as more than 30 NCOs and senior NCOs set the tone for a speed mentoring event Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Holidays change schedules around Luke

Posted December 5, 2014 by timchisham

Holiday hours Commissary Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day Exchange Closed Christmas Day Luke holiday events Chapel 623-856-6211 Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel Thursday: Catholic Immaculate Conception Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 11: Catholic Advent Penance service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 20:…

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CDC

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland’s, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, image is reflected by one of the safety mirrors as she picks up her son after his nap Feb. 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center. Copeland is a new mom and alternates between work and the CDC during the day. Staff…

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Wingman Day

Posted April 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Tech. Sgt. Katty Beuttenmuller, 56th Maintenance Group plans and scheduling NCO in charge, gives a travel mug to Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, promoting Comprehensive Airman Fitness at the run. Beuttenmuller, a resiliency training assistant, is one of many RTA’s helping Thunderbolts strengthen their mental, spiritual, social and physical well-being….

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Police Week remembers fallen

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron participated in a nationwide event to remember police officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Those jets don’t fly without avionics

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many aspects to what makes an aircraft fly and one of the most important are the electronic components. When something such as the aircraft’s radar isn’t working correctly, it is the job of the Avionics Intermediate Shop Airmen to diagnose and fix the issue.

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Luke pilot breaks 3,000 hours

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Soaring above the skies of Luke Air Force Base, a pilot reached a milestone few pilots can claim throughout their careers. Maj. Saxon Yandell, 69th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, reached his 3,000th F-16 flying hour March 15 after 15 years of flying. While attending the U.S. Air Force Academy he wasn’t sure he…

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