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‘Operation: Cookie Drop’ commences

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

A decades-long tradition brought a little taste of home during the holidays to Airmen living in the dorms. The Luke Air Force Base Officers Spouses Club, volunteers and supporters collected and packaged cookies Tuesday and Wednesday for first sergeants to deliver to dorm residents. “It’s a hard time of year for the Airmen,” said Sarah…

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Habitual beauty of Arizona sunrises …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The silhouette of the Fighter Country water tower at Luke Air Force Base provides another dramatic photo taken at sunrise Jan. 28 from the Public Affairs building parking lot. The tower holds 500,000 gallons of water and was repainted last year.

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Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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Year in Photos – January 2015

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Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, watches as load crew team members install a GBU-12 armament Jan. 16 during the annual load crew competition for 2014. The objective of the competition is to finish with the fastest time and fewest safety violations. Staff Sgt. Nestor…

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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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Coyote loose on base

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Murphy learns to plasma weld at the 56th LRS. Murphy visited Luke for Veterans Day. Connor Murphy, Arizona Coyotes defenseman, practices plasma welding Nov. 4 at the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron during a visit to Luke Air Force Base in recognition of Veterans Day. Murphy toured Luke and spoke with Airmen about their daily service…

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Airman finds joy in singing

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

“At first I thought, ‘It’s just singing,’” said Senior Airman Adriana Van Wyk, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician and Luke Air Force Base national anthem singer.

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F-35 Joins Heritage Flight Team

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Staff Sgt. Nikolas Kinder, F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight crew chief, participates in the conference. The F-35 Heritage Flight Team will officially start their historic first season at home during Luke’s 75 Years of Airpower air show April 2 and 3. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Miller, F-35 Lightning Heritage Flight Team avionics technician, communicates with the…

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LEAD Council in community helps Airmen

Posted October 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many organizations on base available for Airmen to be a part of. Members of one group, although lower in rank, have a great vision for the future. “LEAD stands for Luke Empowering Airmen’s Development,” said Senior Airman Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Health medical technician and LEAD Council president. “LEAD is…

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Around Luke – Rango …

Posted September 11, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. Justin Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, and Rango, 56th SFS MWD, stand in the kennel training yard at Luke Air Force Base. Gonzalez and Rango work on obedience training, drug detection, deterrence, patrol, subduing suspects and search pit.

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