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Annual load crew competition

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Kathryn Decker 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team member, prepares a GBU-12 bomb during the Annual Load Crew Competition Jan. 27, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Teams consisted of three Airmen each from various AMUs working together to successfully load…

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F-35: Luke maintainers integrate with Lockheed Martin

Posted January 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., integrated with the Lockheed Martin maintainers to begin performing maintenance for the F-35 Lightning II beginning in Jan., eventually with the goal of taking over the U.S. F-35 maintenance for the unit.

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ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

Posted January 23, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Posted January 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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• MISSION • VISION • BELIEFS

Posted January 6, 2017 by Courtesy of 56th FW Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, revealed the 56th FW’s new mission, vision and beliefs Nov. 4, 2016. “The mission is why we are here, the vision is what we want to be, and the beliefs are core descriptions of what we value and how we operate,” Leonard said. Mission: We build the…

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In Brief

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Coffee trolley The Coffee Trolley serves coffee, tea, Italian soda hot chocolate, desserts and more 6 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Commons. For more information, go to lukeevents.com. Book club Read or listen to “Bel Canto” by Ann Pritchett and join the 56th Force Support Squadron Library Book Club at 1:30…

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Street Beat

Posted January 6, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Lance Housh and Gabriel Salazzo

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 91 moving and 16 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 28: SFS medical services responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Litchfield Road and Lightning Street. Medical…

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Firefighter training at Luke

Posted January 4, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, provided firefighters from Luke and Gila Bend fire departments with a safety briefing prior to training Dec. 7, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Kinkade went over what to expect in the training, where each firefighter would be assigned and safety tips.   Firefighters with…

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Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Posted December 30, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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