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Luke’s last F-15 squadron

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Courtesy photo It was 20 years ago this week on March 31, 1995, the last Luke Air Force Base F-15 squadron inactivated. That squadron was the 550th Fighter Squadron. Ten days earlier, the last two McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles, tail numbers 88-0679 and 87-0186, departed for Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina. Aircraft 87-0186 was the…

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AIM2 – Coming to your base!

Posted April 3, 2015 by 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

You may have noticed a new sticker attached to the dash of your unit’s general purpose vehicle that says, “AIM2.4 Equipped.” What does that mean? It means your vehicle is equipped with a new technology that will assist fleet managers across the branch better manage the general purpose vehicle fleet. What is AIM2.4? The Automotive…

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Military business pros partake in exercise

Posted April 3, 2015 by 1st Lt. DANIEL MONROE

Three teams of military business professionals embarked on a deployment exercise to enhance their contingency contracting capabilities in the first week of March. Airmen of the 56th Contracting Squadron developed their own contingency exercise to respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant threat in Syria.

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Chief of staff visits Luke

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, spent time meeting with Airmen and leadership Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Welsh highlighted Airman health, wellness and quality of life activities. He also reviewed the progress made in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program at Luke….

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CSAF makes stop at Luke

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and his wife Betty, toured Luke Air Force Base Monday. During an all call, Welsh offered time for questions and answers. More than 1,000 Luke Air Force Base Airmen attended the all call Monday morning.   Senior Airman Devante Williams Welsh…

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Club Beyond: Where friends, fun, faith connect

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Charles and Joe compete to see who can attach the most clothespins to their faces Dec. 1, 2014, at Club Five Six. Club Beyond has more than 100 trained staff and hundreds of volunteers at over 40 locations worldwide. Teenagers face many difficult issues today such as online bullying, educational stress, sexual pressures,…

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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Finance office hours The 56th Comptroller Squadron finance office will open at noon Monday due to the CSAF All Call and will be closed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for an official function. Tuskegee Airmen ceremony The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day ceremony is 10 a.m. Thursday at Luke Air Force Base Tuskegee Airmen Memorial…

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CSAF All Call — bus pickup points

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, all call is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hangar 999. There will be bus pickups at the points indicated on the map. They begin at 9 a.m. and the last pickup will be at 10 a.m. All personnel must be in place by 10:15 a.m.

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Airmen get behind- scenes look at need for SPEED

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

NASCAR is known for fast cars and intense action, but they are also known for supporting military members throughout the NASCAR season. Their program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of the military for their service and treats them to customized experiences at the races.

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Thunderbolts volunteer for Litchfield Elementary field day

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Luke Air Force Base Airmen went to Litchfield Elementary School to help support the school’s field day March 6.

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