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56th Fighter Wing 1941 – 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by by RICK GRISET

The 56th Fighter Wing, one of the most highly decorated aviation units in history, traces its heritage to the 56th Pursuit Group, which first activated on Jan. 15, 1941, at Savannah Air Base, Georgia. Redesignated a fighter group, the unit was equipped with the P-47 Thunderbolt and then reassigned to England. On April 13, 1943,…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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Did you know?

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The crashed vehicle used as a prop during the active-shooter exercise was provided by an auto salvage company. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services has a partnership with the salvage company to provide Luke with vehicles for training at no cost.

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Luke AFB Exchange offers new, old programs

Posted September 11, 2015 by

‘Disney at the Exchange’ Saturday A cast of Disney, Marvel and “Star Wars” brands is joining forces with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to bring a special, dedicated section to the Luke Exchange.    The standalone section, called “Disney at the Exchange,” showcases merchandise from Disney Consumer Products, including characters from Disney Junior,…

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Overseers of the streets …

Posted February 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. Master Sgt. Sean Nichols, 56th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight chief, writes a traffic citation for texting while driving Feb. 9 at Luke Air Base. Airmen in the 56th SFS make 10 to 15 traffic stops daily. The majority of traffic stops are due to motorists failing to stop at…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…

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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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Arts & crafts gets revamped

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Staff Sgt. Aaron Norfleet, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron client systems technician, browses the new wares at the arts and crafts center, during an open house. Photos by Airman Pedro Mota The 56th Force Support Squadron Arts & Crafts center received upgrades throughout the facility and featured an open house Jan. 4 at Luke Air Force…

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43rd annual AFAF campaign kicks off at Luke

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

“It’s not about Airmen giving more; it’s about more Airmen giving!” – Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force These collective words of Air Force leadership sum up the goal of this year’s 43rd annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base and others worldwide raise money to…

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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…

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