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Martial Arts: U.S. Marine Corps teach Luke Airmen

Posted April 27, 2012 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Learning to defend against an attack is important at home or downrange. Luke Airmen learned how to do just that in a four-week course taught by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is a...

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Seashells on BMGR point to prehistoric trading route

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Teresa Walker

During three days in April, 19 tribal members from seven Arizona tribes and one from New Mexico gathered at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for a consultation meeting sponsored by the 56th Range...

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What goes up …

Posted April 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
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Luke exchange rolls out new prices for children’s wear

Posted April 27, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

A recent North Dakota State University study found that the average American household spends about 3.8 percent of their income on clothes. With children consistently growing out of shirts, pants and dresses or wanting the latest and greatest brands, keeping the kids attired can prove an expensive endeavor. Fortunately, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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Luke commander addresses Airmen

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, covered a variety of topics affecting Thunderbolt Airmen today and in the future at commander’s calls Monday. Harris addressed sexual assault prevention, tobacco use and the use of synthetic drugs such as spice and bath salts. Additionally, he stressed the importance of education and fiscal responsibility, including…

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Singing historian: Luke civilian adds culture to Arizona communities

Posted April 20, 2012 by Photo and story by Chief Master Sgt. Larry Schneck

His repertoire includes a boisterous collection of sea shanties and the world’s best love songs – not what most Air Force historians would list as their areas of expertise. Rick Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian…

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Street Beat April 20, 2012

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 5 through 12:   Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving and five nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents April 6: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Johnson Lane and Super Sabre Street. There were no…

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What goes up must come down

Posted April 20, 2012 by Story and photos by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Luke’s mission “To train the world’s greatest F-16 pilots” happens every day, and there are many people involved in the process from maintainers, who keep the jets working, to instructor pilots who teach the student pilots valuable skills. No one, however; has more impact than a small group of Airmen who work to insure the…

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Home of the brave

Posted April 13, 2012 by Photo illustration

The 310th Fighter Squadron Top Hats perform a flyover at Chase Field for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener against the San Francisco Giants. The Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard also participated in the game’s opening by displaying the colors during the national anthem. The formation pilots and the supervisor of flying, who directed the…

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AGE Flight reaps benefits of AFSO21

Posted April 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Corbin Simmons

56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight recently took a closer look at the periodic inspection process with the use of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century tools and lean principles.

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