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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 2, 2018 by

Life and the sacred The word sacred is not used much in our American culture. The case could be made that we’ve lost this concept, yet not completely. We understand certain places and things are sacred. Consider Arlington, the tombs of your ancestors or your house of worship. These are considered sacred and are afforded…

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Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Posted May 2, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.

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Pharmacy Annex provides services to East Valley residents

Posted July 11, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Senior Airman Cole Broomfield, 56th Medical Squadron pharmacy technician, provides a patient with their prescription medicine July 2, 2018 at the Luke Air Force Base Pharmacy Annex in Scottsdale, Ariz. On average, the Luke AFB Pharmacy Annex, located in the east valley of Phoenix, serves prescription…

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Thunderbolt takes action, saves three families

Posted September 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Powerful gusts waded between the rows of houses lining the street of a sunny suburb of Manteca, California. It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. He had just left his aunt’s house, a stop along…

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Forging Saber training exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley

Air Force photograph by SrA. James Hensley F-15 Fighting Eagles from the 428th Fighter Squadron, arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Nov. 19, 2015. The F-15s came in support of the training exercise Forging Saber from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Forging Sabre is an exercise involving the 428th FS, Luke AFB 425th…

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DFAC reopens

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Briar Tillery, 56th Force Support Squadron services apprentice, cooks eggs for breakfast for Airmen Monday at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility. The DFAC was closed due to maintenance on the plumbing system and installation of a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system. The DFAC has reopened and the hours are…

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Texas ANG comes to Luke …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo A Texas flag is displayed near an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The flag was displayed during the loading portion of the load crew competition. For more photos, see Page 10.

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12 to hit officially the 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base. The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the F-35,…

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56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep.

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice…

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