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News November 13, 2015

Posted November 12, 2015 by

Notice to claimants In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Airman Craig N. Mertens is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby on notice to present…

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Out with old, in with new …

Posted February 4, 2016 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Tech. Sgt. John Massey, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron low observable instructor, prepares an F-35 Lightning II panel for an insertion recently at Luke Air Force Base. The class teaches students how to perform an insertion to replace damaged materials and maintain aircraft survivability. Low observable maintenance Airmen rebuild, repair and manage…

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Comedy is the cure …

Posted April 7, 2016 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Comedian Bernie McGrenahan presents an innovative prevention program which focuses on safety, respect, resiliency and bystander responsibilities. With an emphasis on prevention and risk-reduction training, he delivered a standup comedy performance March 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The performance “Comedy is the Cure” encourages the audience to have the…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 2, 2015 by

People Active duty 3,149 Officers 288 Second lieutenant 20 First lieutenant 29 Captain 87 Major 93 Lieutenant colonel 47 Colonel 11 Brigadier general 1 Enlisted 2,861 Airman basic 7 Airman 58 Airman first class 438 Senior airman 825 Staff sergeant 772 Technical sergeant 443 Master sergeant 249 Senior master sergeant 46 Chief master sergeant 23…

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Gym gets facelift, redesign

Posted September 11, 2015 by Courtesy graphic

Courtesy graphic The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art renovations later this year and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. Changes to the gym will require most of the interior walls to be removed, providing open floor plans for cardiovascular and weight lifting areas. Once work areas are…

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Vehicle operators keep GOVs in top form

Posted February 18, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Goershel inspects the spare tire for damage on one of the 78 vehicles vehicle operators maintain. Casper cleans the bus windows. The vehicles are waxed to help protect the paint against the effects of the sun. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Tyler Casper, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, washes…

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Volunteers improve earth …

Posted October 29, 2015 by Christina Underhill

Christina Underhill More than 175 volunteers (26 from Luke Air Force Base) reported Saturday for a day of cleanup to Tres Rios at the Base and Meridian Wildlife area just north of Phoenix International Raceway. Volunteers picked up trash, painted over graffiti, and installed and cleaned signage. The beautification effort was to produce a healthier…

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In Brief January 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 2016 by

Give parents a break The 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and Youth Center are offering free childcare in a safe, age appropriate learning environment 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20. The reservation deadline is Feb. 11. For children from infant to age 5, call 623-856-6338. For children ages 6 to 12, call 623-856-7471….

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On display …

Posted March 17, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II takes off March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke just received it 34th F-35 and is scheduled to have a total six fighter squadrons with 144 F-35s. The F-35 will be performing with the Heritage Flight Team and available for viewing during the Air Show April…

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Norway joins Luke …

Posted November 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Maj. Gen. Morten Klever, Norwegian F-35 Program director, poses Nov. 10 in front of one of the first two Norwegian F-35 Lighting IIs to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. This marks the second international partner to have F-35s arrive for training at Luke.

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