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Mini Thunderbolts build bikes

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

It’s an exciting moment, seeing children’s faces full of joy and anticipation as they wait to start building a new bicycle.

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Dental lab techs keep Airmen mission-ready

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

When one thinks of the 56th Dental Squadron one may think of dental assistants and dentists cleaning and performing fillings on teeth, but there is a section that is integral to the protection and health of many active-duty personnel’s teeth.

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12 to speak with Airmen, receive updates on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program and attend a B-Course pilot graduation ceremony.

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Mentoring Laveen elementary students for the future

Posted November 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Luke Air Force Base Airmen talk to students Oct. 24 at Laveen Elementary school in Laveen. The Airmen talked about their careers in the Air Force and some goals the students should think about for their future. Everyone needs help from time to time, and children are no different. Airmen from…

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2014 – The Year in Review

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Courtesy photo Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer addresses an audience of approximately 500 community leaders, elected officials, representatives from partner nation air forces and Luke Airmen during an unveiling ceremony March 14 at Luke Air Force Base for the 56th Fighter Wing’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Brewer was joined on stage by Undersecretary…

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News Briefs March 13, 2015

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Commissioning briefing The next monthly commissioning briefing conducted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the education center, Bldg. 1150, Room 3125. The Air Force Detachment Admissions Officer will be in attendance and available to answer questions for those wishing to separate from active duty and become…

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Luke 1 brings home flagship

Posted May 1, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arrival coincides with the start of Luke F-35 student pilot training, which begins Monday. Luke now has 20 U.S. F-35s and…

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Luke’s main gate

Posted June 19, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

In 1941, the land lease was approved and construction began on Luke Air Force Base, which consisted of two phases during the World War II era with three runways, a parking apron and a drainage system for the flying field.

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No delivery, but it’s fast

Posted April 13, 2012 by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The Falcon Flight Kitchen sits alone on the west side of the base isolated from the main dining facility similar to the Airmen on the flightline, and it can be hard sometimes for them to leave long enough to travel all the way to the main dining facility. “We provide lunch and dinner to those…

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Street Beat May 18, 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic Related Incidents:  May 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1540. There were no injuries.   Emergency Responses: May 7: Security…

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