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HVAC keeps MWD kennels cool

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians from the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron determine a plan of attack for their repair July 20, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. CE’s mission is to provide technically sound combat ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke AFB…

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Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson

Posted July 27, 2018 by AP

The Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter Squadron, with its 14 jets and 191 personnel, be moved from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, to the Arizona…

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Posted July 25, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.

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MXG streamlines initial weapons load process

Posted July 25, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Tech. Sgt. Derek Cook, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron lead standardization crew member, grabs tools to load weapons onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2018. Using continuous process improvement principles members from the 56th Maintenance Group have implemented changes to…

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Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot takes first flight

Posted July 25, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexandria Slade

The first Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot soared into history for his country when he took to the skies July 20 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Weekly Flight Ops: 61st

Posted July 25, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer inspects an F-35A Lightning II prior to its taxi-out and takeoff July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots and maintainers perform thorough pre-flight checks before each sortie.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Maintainers from…

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Arizona Guardsmen conduct wartime mission, build unit cohesion

Posted July 20, 2018 by Capt. Macario Mora

Soldiers from the 198th Regional Support Group received, integrated and moved more than 6,500 Soldiers to their initial staging bases during annual training June 25 - July 14 in preparation for the 84th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

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56th Maintenance Group hosts load competition

Posted July 18, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held their Second Quarter Load Competition July 13.

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Luke’s new Mission Defense Team provides active cyber security

Posted July 16, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Luke Air Force Base’s Mission Defense Team, a group of talented and vigilant communications and cyber warfare Airmen, maintain the 56th Fighter Wing’s network communications security and prevent the exploit of potential vulnerabilities in the base’s network by monitoring, identifying, and communicating threats.

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Lightning integrated technicians reinvent F-35 maintenance

Posted July 13, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caroline Burnett and Senior Airman Ridge Shan

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians.

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