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944th ASTS hosts unique joint training exercise

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

“Operation Patriot Bluebird,” a mass casualty exercise, kicked off May 1 at Luke Air Force Base with a simulated scenario of a passenger bus being hit by an improvised explosive device blast causing several injuries

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Photo essay: Emerald Knights go out with a bang

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Tech. Sgt. Tim Boyer 308th FS jets line up to launch from Luke AFB June 12 on their way to Holloman AFB.   Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Pilots flying F-16s from Luke AFB to Holloman donned the 314th FS Warhawks patch.   Senior Airman Devante Williams Bacon speaks to the 308th FS inactivation party goers…

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Firefighters take the heat

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice these emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.   Avis drives the P-19 fire truck to…

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Cookie monsters

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Master Sgt. Renee Huggins, 607th Air Control Squadron first sergeant, accepts cookies from a member of Daisy Scouts Troop #2636 at Primrose School March 20 in Palm Valley, Goodyear. The Girl Scouts donated 600 boxes of cookies to the  First Sergeants Council for distribution to Airmen at Luke Air Force Base.

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Cactus Starfighter brings fight to range

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Staff Sgt. Jacob Torgerson, 116th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, watches an airstrike he called in during the exercise at the Barry M. Goldwater Range Complex May 3. JTACs let the pilots know if the airstrike was successful or if they need to fly in...

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News Briefs – July 6, 2012

Posted July 6, 2012 by anradmin

Changes of command 56th LRS Lt. Col. Michael Davis, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Erin Cluff at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 291. 56th SFS Maj. Gerald Mulhollen, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Sean Gibbs at 2 p.m. today in Club Five Six. 56th…

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New command chief touts face-to-face leadership

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Master Sgt. CINDY DORFNER

Enlisted men and women at Luke Air Force Base have a new ambassador. Chief Master Sgt. Dave Staton, the 56th Fighter Wing’s new command chief, arrived July 31 with clear expectations of Luke Airmen. “I expect everybody at every level to be a leader,” he said. “I have some pretty big expectations for NCOs and…

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CONS reaches out to small business

Posted October 26, 2012 by STEPHEN DELGADO

The F-35 mission coming to Luke Air Force Base is expected to bring sweeping changes to the base and will offer local small businesses new opportunities. This was the highlight of the 56th Contracting Squadron’s Small Business Outreach and Training Day held Oct. l8 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The community response was tremendous,…

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MWD serves in wake of Sandy’s ruin

Posted December 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

When Sandy, a category 2 hurricane, touched down in the Northeastern United States in late October, the devastation was enormous. Staff Sgt. Jesse Johnson, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, her MWD, answered the call for help and were dispatched to Sky Harbor International Airport to help assist the recovery effort.

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POL gasses up F-16s

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Every day, Airmen across Luke Air Force Base get their hands dirty to get the mission accomplished. One of the dirtiest jobs on base may be in the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Flight.

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