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Thunderbolt reflects on disaster

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Many people know what it’s like to live through a natural disaster. Growing up in California may allow someone to know what an earthquake is like while someone in the Midwest may be more familiar with tornados. But most of the natural disasters that have occurred in the United States in recent years pale in…

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Luke Airman warrior on two fronts

Posted July 11, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona, 56th Maintenance Group aircraft armament specialist, shows off his double striped purple belt for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as his entire collection of gold, silver and bronze medals June 17 at Luke Air Force Base. Manglona started his career six years ago earning medals and awards from…

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Thunderbolts swim, bike, run

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Participants take to the water Saturday at the Silver Wings Pool in the first event of the 7th Annual Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon. The swimming event was an eight-lap race followed by the biking and running events. For the story and more photos, see Page 18.

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Medal of Honor recipient visits Luke, speaks to 308th Fighter Squadron

Posted March 27, 2012 by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

A Medal of Honor recipient who earned distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War visited the 308th Fighter Squadron March 16 at Luke Air Force Base.
James Fleming, 69, who retired as a colonel in 1996…

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310th FS hosts Cactus Starfighter X

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The 310th Fighter Squadron is hosting the Cactus Starfighter 12-1 close air support exercise Monday through May 4 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Along with Air Force there will be service members from the Army and Marines participating as well. “Two of the units participating are from Camp Murray, Wash., with air support operations…

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DFAC provides programs for Thunderbolts

Posted June 22, 2012 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

If an Airman living in the dorms or a deployed Airman’s family member is hungry and doesn’t feel like cooking, the Luke Air Force Base Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility may be able to help.

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Luke Simulates Natural Disaster

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Exercise! Civil Engineer Squadron members came out in force this past Aug. 23 during the Crown Talon 1203 exercise at Luke Air Force Base.....

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Calling all thrifty shoppers

Posted October 12, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

At Luke Air Force Base there is a place where military personnel can buy items at a bargain price while at the same time helping the base and a variety of charities the proceeds go to.

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SFS welcomes injured comrade

Posted November 16, 2012 by Staff Sgt C.J. HATCH

When deployed, going on missions outside the wire are part of the daily routine. On a good day everyone comes back safely. But Staff Sgt. Brian Williams can tell you every day isn’t a good day. Williams, a military working dog handler with the 87th Security Forces Squadron Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., deployed to Afghanistan…

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Homeschoolers get assist from Luke

Posted February 15, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

For service members with children, home schooling can be a way to spend more time together as a family and can give parents more control over a child’s education. Across the country, home schooling is a trend that continues to gain popularity. In fact, according to the Department of Education Center for Education Statistics, the…

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