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Posted April 7, 2017 by

AFAF concert The 56th Fighter Wing Air Force Assistance Fund committee is kicking off this year’s campaign with a free U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band concert 4 to 6 p.m. April 10 at Fowler Park. The campaign goes until May 19. For more information, call Capt. Pedro Rivera at 623-856-4238. For information on the…

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LRS prepares local movers before PCS season

Posted April 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Summertime in the Air Force is often referred to as “PCS season,” the time when a high volume of service members and their families are making a permanent change of station to a new base. The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron held an annual briefing for approximately 25 different local moving companies, March 28, 2017, at…

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Ret. Gen. Breedlove visits Luke, reflects on career

Posted April 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, a former 56th Fighter Wing commander, visited with Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 29-30 interacting with various units and Airmen on base.

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Luke supports Wings of Blue Parachute Team at Gila Bend

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Jumping out of a plane at more than 10,000 feet is not for everyone. For cadets in the Wings of Blue Parachute Team from the United States Air Force Academy, performing this feat is an almost daily occurrence.

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10,000th F-35 Sortie

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 62nd Fighter Squadron pilot, lands the 10,000th F-35 Lightning II training sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz March 29, 2017. The 5,000th training sortie was flown in May 2015 marking more than 5,000 sorties flown in 10 months as Luke continues…

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63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

Posted March 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Scottsdale, Luke fire departments joined forces

Posted March 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, speaks with Scottsdale firefighters after completing a training exercise Mar. 16, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The objective of the exercise was to control the means of egress and evacuate victims while stabilizing the fire. The…

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FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone

Posted March 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 7, 2017, when they flew their 100th sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission

Posted March 15, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke

Posted March 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice…

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