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Falcon Dunes celebrates 20 years

Posted March 2, 2018 by by CASEY BROWN

Falcon Dunes Golf Course celebrated its 20th anniversary Jan. 28 with a golf tournament The winning team of Dennis Karr and Chuck Renner had an overall score of 61. Luke Air Force Base did not have a golf course until 1997. Gary Panks designed the Falcon Dunes Golf Course which started out as a water-retention…

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STREET BEAT

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 19 through April 15 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 96 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents March 20: SFS responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at South Gate. The driver drove the vehicle into the…

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Lightning integrated technicians reinvent F-35 maintenance

Posted July 13, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caroline Burnett and Senior Airman Ridge Shan

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians.

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MPF streamlines check-in to improve service to Thunderbolts

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, checks in with the new kiosk at the 56th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight customer service office Aug. 29, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. With the new kiosk, customer service Airmen are…

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56th SFS, ANG conduct joint training

Posted November 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pedroza, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, adjusts her personal protective equipment before a joint training exercise at Glendale Municipal Airport Nov. 2, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. 56th SFS MWD handlers trained Arizona Army National Guard members on how to properly…

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Briefs November 25, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Fitness center construction The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center has begun renovations. Access to the facility and exercise equipment will be limited during the renovation. New hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Equipment will be moved to make room for the work. The weight and racquetball rooms…

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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted April 28, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Enjoy life Most people would agree with this idea and desire to experience joy as a natural and normal part of their lives. However, the reality is far too many of us allow ourselves to get caught up with the hurry and worry of life. We hurry with work, family responsibilities and crazy-hectic schedules. We…

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Remarkable recruiters replenish Reserves

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder Tech. Sgt. Marquise Heard, Master Sgt. Ricketa Conley, 944th Fighter Wing recruiters, and Senior Master Sgt. Clayton Callahan, 944th FW recruiting flight chief, pose for a photo Dec. 3 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 944th Fighter Wing Recruiting office recently…

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