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Around Luke: Fine tuning …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Robert Huber, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, tightens a connection on an electronic countermeasure systems tester while calibrating the machine at Luke Air Force Base. PMEL technicians use this machine to test the ECMS on all active F-16 Fighting Falcons on base.

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Firefighter switches to fighter pilot

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Garrett Christensen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Logistics NCO in charge, is crossing over to the Air Force officer corps where he hopes to become an F-22 Raptor fighter pilot. “Christensen is one of 12 Airmen selected for basic officer training school program,” said Steven Kinkade, 56th CES…

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Okinawa tour benefits Citizen Airmen

Posted July 30, 2016 by

Integrating seamlessly into the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and providing some much needed manpower relief was key to the success of Operations Patriot Habu.

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Air Traffic Control Tower

Posted July 26, 2017 by

The Airmen in the air traffic control tower work every day to ensure pilot safety and making sure all air and ground operations run smoothly as we build the future of air power.

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In Brief

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12 to hit officially the 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base. The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the F-35,…

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Luke Air Show: Thunderbirds

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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F-35 night flying

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II takes off for an evening sortie Oct. 11, 2018, from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots conduct periodic, routine night flying in order to train for nighttime and low light operations.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan…

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In Brief

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Thrift Shop and Airman’s Attic The Thrift Shop will be open for the summer. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for sales and 9 a.m. to noon for consignments and donations Wednesday and Friday. An after-hours donation bin is available. The shop is also open the third Saturday of the month in conjunction with…

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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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