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Spiritual Maintenance Center opens to all Airmen

Posted August 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Kevin Connauton, Arizona Coyotes hockey player, cut the ribbon with members of the Luke community at the Spiritual Maintenance Center on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Aug. 15, 2017. The Spiritual Maintenance Center was a place established…

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Going the extra mile

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Wyatt Weaver, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, poses for a portrait at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Buckeye, Ariz., July 28, 2017. Running approximately 35 miles a week, Weaver is currently training for the 21st Air Force Marathon held Sept. 16, 2017, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base,…

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Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Posted August 16, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

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Invisible Wounds of War support group started

Posted August 14, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

A peer support group called Invisible Wounds of War is scheduled to start Aug. 22 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The IWW group was created to give Team Luke the opportunity to be heard. “The purpose is to develop peer relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite…

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Luke’s Weather Flight

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Airmen in the weather office make our mission of building the future of air power possible by ensuring smooth base operation under any weather condition and making sure pilots are safe to fly every single day.

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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted August 9, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty
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8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

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In Brief

Posted August 4, 2017 by

Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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People First

Posted August 4, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Air Force…

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