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Around Luke: Fine tuning …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Robert Huber, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, tightens a connection on an electronic countermeasure systems tester while calibrating the machine at Luke Air Force Base. PMEL technicians use this machine to test the ECMS on all active F-16 Fighting Falcons on base.

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Year in Photos – December 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Children engage in close-range snowball tossing. Snowballs were made from man-made snow shipped in for Holiday Magic Dec. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The snow is one of numerous attractions and activities provided at the event. Senior Airman Grace Lee Weapons load crew members from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance…

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In Brief March 4, 2106

Posted March 3, 2016 by

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Air Force Assistance Fund begins The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through…

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AGE keeps it cool …

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, works on replacing an air duct at Luke Air Force Base. The air duct goes to a 270 volt DC air conditioner hybrid for the F-35 Lightning II.

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Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted January 29, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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Goldwater Range big part of Luke mission

Posted April 1, 2016 by by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

  The Barry M. Goldwater Range complex is a vast training range for U.S. and allied pilots. The range consists of 1.7 million acres of relatively undisturbed Sonoran Desert southwest of Luke Air Force Base between Yuma and Tucson, south of Interstate 8. Overhead are 57,000 cubic miles of airspace where pilots practice air-to-air maneuvers…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 21 through 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Sept. 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 318….

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AETC commander at Luke AFB

Posted December 10, 2015 by

Senior Airman Grace Lee Jane Yates, 56th Force Support Squadron lodging manager, provides Cheryl Roberson, the AETC commander’s wife, a walkthrough of a two-bedroom lodging unit inside the newly built Temporary Lodging Facility. The new TLF has 30 rooms available, including pet-friendly rooms. During a base tour, Roberson visited the mental health clinic and the…

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Luke 1 clarifies arming policy

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Brig. Gen. SCOTT PLEUS

Recent media articles discussed arming programs in which installation commanders may grant service members the right to carry weapons in order to provide additional security. This may have caused some confusion. In order to avoid rumor, I am restating Luke Air Force Base’s policy: No person is authorized to carry their privately owned weapon on…

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Become a VITA volunteer

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and free training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2016 tax season Jan. 25 through April 14.  Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing their tax returns…

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