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Thunderbolts contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Posted September 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Despite the thousands of miles between Arizona, Texas and Florida – Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., are directly contributing to the relief efforts of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. A donation drive is taking place at Luke until Oct. 1 in conjunction with Saint Mary’s…

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Earth Day: Luke Hosts E-Waste Recycling Event

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph Members of Luke Air Force Base’s Environmental Excellence Program hosted an E-Waste Recycling Event April 26, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The recycling event allowed Airmen to donate their old electronics and also provided education on ways to conserve, preserve, and restore the environment. This year, Luke Air Force Base,…

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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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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

Posted December 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this…

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Thunderbolt takes action, saves three families

Posted September 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER COOK

Powerful gusts waded between the rows of houses lining the street of a sunny suburb of Manteca, California. It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. He had just left his aunt’s house, a stop along…

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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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Around Luke: Luke heritage …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Gossett

Airman 1st Class Gossett A static SPAD XIII airplane is on display in the at Luke Air Force Base air park. The SPAD XIII was a French-built airplane built for U.S. Air Service Pursuit Squadrons in World War I and was also the aircraft used by Phoenix native Lt. Frank Luke to down 18 enemy…

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In Brief

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Security Forces Squadron — Lt. Col. Brian Loveless will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 7:56 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 999. 56th Medical Operations Squadron — Col. Stephen Boden, 56th Medical Operations Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Joseph Beard at 7:56 a.m. July 21…

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National Police Week honors defenders

Posted May 23, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Personnel from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., local police departments and members of the community came together to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel May 15 through 19 during National Police Week.

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Luke Days 2018 Blue Angels

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be headlining the Luke Days 2018 air show at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17 and 18, 2018.

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