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Luke flies 1,000th F-35 sortie

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Maj. Joshua Arki, 61st FS pilot, flew Luke Air Force Base’s 1,000th training sortie March 31 in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. The 56th Fighter Wing reached the F-35 1,000-sortie milestone the fastest in the Defense Department. Luke Air Force Base’s F-35 program reached a monumental milestone March 31…

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“Look up, Show up, Follow-up:” Design for resilience

Posted May 29, 2015 by SHARON KOZAK

Courtesy photo TEAM Luke resilience training assistants and master resilience trainers pose for a photo at Luke Air Force Base. There are 146 RTAs at Luke and 12 MRTs. None of us is as smart as all of us. After all, TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More. Very rarely does one person achieve a goal…

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People First

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Women’s roles…

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Honoring a fallen Thunderbolt

Posted April 27, 2012 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann
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Ballerinas

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Hannah Leibert, 4, Hailey Godsey, 5, and Makayla Doyle, 4, practice ballet during a dance class at Luke Air Force Base. The youth center offers hip hop and tap dance classes for youth center members.

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Deployed NCO gains experience, confidence

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Master Sgt. SHAWNTELL MILLER

The days were long and hot in southern Louisiana. There was a lot of information packed into those three months, and I still didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Afghanistan.....

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Contracting, helping get what’s needed

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

You may not have known it, but on Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2012, there were Thunderbolts working late into the night. Luke’s comptroller and contracting squadron’s worked late closing out accounts and making sure money was properly spent. The 56th comptroller and contracting squadrons work closely together to ensure that Luke has…

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Pulling the emergency brake

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Ever wonder how an aircraft stops when the brakes fail? What do you think a pilot does when he or she has two blown tires and is traveling at 85 knots before driving off the end of the runway?

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Street Beat

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 25 through 31: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident adjacent to Bldg. 1245. There were no injuries. Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident…

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Luke exchange answers call for perfect smart phone

Posted March 22, 2013 by AAFES

Do you watch sporting events while on the go, enjoy funny YouTube videos or just want to see the latest episode of your favorite show on DISH Network while you’re out and about? The Exchange Mobile Center is the answer. It is equipped with the latest video-capable Smart Phones on the market. Mobile video is…

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