Staff Sgt. Denise Willhite
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Maintenance hiring flies over century mark

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 recently surpassed the century mark, by having well over 100 members assigned to the unit, which is a landmark piece to their development. As part of the Air Force Reserve 944th FW at Luke Air Force Base, Det. 1 stood up as a…

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Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Shred competition hits Luke stage

Posted September 1, 2016 by

Men competing in the physique tall category line up for the judges during the main event. The first-place winner was Zachary Recendes. Women competing in the bikini short category line up for the judges. The first-place winner was Daryan Davis. In the tall division, Briana Massey took first place. The judges deliberate on the performance,…

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Tech. Sgt. Jarad Denton
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Reservist hits AF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A native Arizonan and 944th Fighter Wing Reserve pilot achieved his life-long goal while also hitting a milestone for the Air Force last month. Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group, Det. 2 F-35 instructor pilot, flew an F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base to Royal Air Force…

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Students get back-to-school bash

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Dark clouds filled the sky as members of the Luke Air Force Base community made their way to Fowler Park on base. The Luke Chapel and Luke Airman Fund sponsored a back-to-school bash Aug. 2 to give back to Airmen and their families. The chapel sponsored the event to…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted September 1, 2016 by

The following is a list of administrative actions and Articles 15 issued in July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A senior airman was found guilty of one charge and six specifications in violation of Article 120, sexual abuse of a child. The individual received a reduction in rank to airman…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland
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Monsoons in the desert

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in June: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for public intoxication by consumption of alcohol and making a false official statement. The individual received a reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended forfeiture of…

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STREET BEAT

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 27 through July 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 41 moving and 11 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near the satellite pharmacy. There were no injuries. June…

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Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…

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Okinawa tour benefits Citizen Airmen

Posted July 30, 2016 by

Integrating seamlessly into the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and providing some much needed manpower relief was key to the success of Operations Patriot Habu.

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