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Tribe visits Luke

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Tohono O’odham Nation Vice-chairman Verlon Jose and other members of the nation met with Luke Air Force Base wing leaders in February in support of an annual government-to-government visit the Air Force conducts with Native American tribes that are impacted by military training operations. “Located in southern Arizona, the Sells Military Operations Area is a…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the “75 Years of Airpower” airshow April 2 and 3. Attendees will experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of…

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On display …

Posted March 17, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II takes off March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke just received it 34th F-35 and is scheduled to have a total six fighter squadrons with 144 F-35s. The F-35 will be performing with the Heritage Flight Team and available for viewing during the Air Show April…

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Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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STREET BEAT

Posted March 17, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 7 through 13 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 35 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision with a fixed object. There were in injuries. Emergency…

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43rd annual AFAF campaign kicks off at Luke

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

“It’s not about Airmen giving more; it’s about more Airmen giving!” – Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force These collective words of Air Force leadership sum up the goal of this year’s 43rd annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base and others worldwide raise money to…

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Checking under the hood …

Posted March 10, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Jerry Poot, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic technician, pours bio-blend oil into a Ford Fusion hybrid Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base. The bio-blend oil is more environmentally friendly and reliable than traditional oil products.

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CV throws first pitch …

Posted March 10, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, throws the first pitch of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers to Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals left fielder, March 2 at Surprise Stadium. Several major league baseball teams come to Arizona for spring training including the Indians,…

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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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Trip reduction not just silly survey

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing

It is time for Luke Air Force Base to conduct the annual trip reduction survey. The Trip Reduction Program began in the late 1980s as part of the State of Arizona’s response to a court ruling requiring greater efforts to reduce air pollution. One outcome was a statute that went into effect focusing on employers…

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