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Taste of Luke

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A competitor at the Taste of Luke cooking competition peels an avocado at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2018. The cooking competition, like others that the 56th Force Support Squadron hosts throughout the year, required competitors to cook three different dishes, an appetizer, an entrée,…

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HVAC keeps MWD kennels cool

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians from the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron determine a plan of attack for their repair July 20, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. CE’s mission is to provide technically sound combat ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke AFB…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 4, 2018 by

‘Rock rules’ imperative The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing commander (Luke 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Luke 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight,…

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CBRN gear checkout process improves

Posted November 30, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Daniel Rubio

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Artiz., made improvements to the process for issuing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear training gear to Airmen allowing them to accomplish their mission more efficiently.

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Luke military working dogs

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

Staff Sgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Boss, 56th SFS MWD, search for explosives during training with local police departments at Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2015. Gonzalez stayed back to allow Boss to search freely. Boss detected nearly 260 pounds of explosives during the training. SSgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th…

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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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Exchange shoppers can show mom they mean it with Mother’s Day flowers

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military families an opportunity to show mom how much they care this year with fresh-cut Mother’s Day flowers. From May 4 through Mother’s Day, May 8, authorized shoppers can purchase floral bouquets and roses just for mom at the Luke Air Force Base main store and…

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Street Beat

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Christopher Washburn and Henry Perez, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 29 through Oct. 2 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 50 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near Bldg. 1219. One driver was cited due…

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted December 7, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

Posted March 13, 2017 by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster

Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington.

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