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OCTOBER: Energy Awareness Month

Posted October 22, 2015 by by FRANCISCO PARDIEU

October is Energy Awareness Month and Luke Air Force Base is committed to reducing energy consumption to meet all conservation directives. The Luke Energy Program is designed to comply with federally mandated energy goals while maintaining a healthy and productive workplace. The latest energy reduction goals are specified in Executive Order 13693 and focus primarily…

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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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Taste of Luke

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A competitor at the Taste of Luke cooking competition peels an avocado at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2018. The cooking competition, like others that the 56th Force Support Squadron hosts throughout the year, required competitors to cook three different dishes, an appetizer, an entrée,…

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Year in Photos – June 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Christopher Bacon, 308th Fighter Squadron commander, plays the burning piano June 12, a tradition that began in World War II to signify the ending of an era, during the 308th FS inactivation party at Luke Air Force Base. Tech. Sgt. James Luna-Hill The Arizona sun rises June 1 over…

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Airman finds recipe for Improvement

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Aug. 30

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco 56th Range Management Office — Air Combat Training Systems contracting officer Sergeant Tedesco ensures the Barry M. Goldwater Range has all the resources it needs to train 20 different joint units each year. He is the proud dad to nine children and is a highly respected, knowledgeable, and self-motivated Airman. His…

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted September 17, 2016 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, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone

Posted March 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 7, 2017, when they flew their 100th sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Holiday shoutouts

Posted December 22, 2017 by

Airmen from the 56TH Fighter Wing send holiday shout outs to loved ones.

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Monsoons in the desert

Posted August 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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