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Luke Air Show: Thunderbirds

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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Program rewards academic excellence

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Military students can turn good grades into rewards — and have a chance to win a $2,000 gift card with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. Through the program, students in grades one through 12 who maintain a B average or better are…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Civil Engineer Airmen use information system to map base

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

People around the world use maps to find locations, but at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., engineers use them for a variety of different reasons. The Airmen at the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer flight make maps by using GIS.

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Street Beat

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 30 through Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 56 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 908. There were no injuries. Feb. 12:…

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Cornerstone of FW three-fold

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots. Airmen: There are more than 5,500 Airmen serving at Luke Air Force Base, and each one is critical to the Air Force mission. Airmen and airpower – the two are inseparable. Without Airmen, there is no airpower. Community: We cannot thank Luke’s neighbors throughout the valley enough for letting…

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MARCY COPELAND
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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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Habitual beauty of Arizona sunrises …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The silhouette of the Fighter Country water tower at Luke Air Force Base provides another dramatic photo taken at sunrise Jan. 28 from the Public Affairs building parking lot. The tower holds 500,000 gallons of water and was repainted last year.

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STREET BEAT

Posted June 2, 2016 by 56th Security Forces Squadron

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 2 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 5: Security forces responded to reports of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 330. There was damage to property and a…

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56th Mission Support Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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In Brief

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Coffee trolley The Coffee Trolley serves coffee, tea, Italian soda hot chocolate, desserts and more 6 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Commons. For more information, go to lukeevents.com. Book club Read or listen to “Bel Canto” by Ann Pritchett and join the 56th Force Support Squadron Library Book Club at 1:30…

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