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Flying Fortress makes appearance at Luke

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Marty Novak, B-17G/B-25J Flight crew member, monitors the flight from the tail end of the B-17.   Participants selected to fly in the B-17 commemorative flight prepare to board the plane at the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum located at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.   Capt. Jason Chugg, 56th Training…

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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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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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Luke hosts second annual ‘roadeo’

Posted May 4, 2012 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted the second annual Southwest Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants “Roadeo” Saturday at the Luke Air Force Base 56th LRS POL compound. According to Tech. Sgt. Abel Telles, 56th LRS fuels supervisor, the goal of this event was to get back to the basics of training, while maintaining and preparing seasoned…

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Squadrons support SFS with augmentees

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

In today’s Air Force it can be difficult to relinquish an Airman from a unit. But in some cases, it’s got to be done. The 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentation duty program at Luke Air Force Base is one of those cases where Airmen are needed to provide security. According to Staff Sgt. Michael Dicicco,…

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Couponing sale items delivers booty, saves $

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

There may be people who don’t hesitate to pay full price for an item, but there are also people who plan ahead by couponing to save money...

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