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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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Remarkable recruiters replenish Reserves

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder Tech. Sgt. Marquise Heard, Master Sgt. Ricketa Conley, 944th Fighter Wing recruiters, and Senior Master Sgt. Clayton Callahan, 944th FW recruiting flight chief, pose for a photo Dec. 3 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 944th Fighter Wing Recruiting office recently…

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56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted December 7, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

Posted December 5, 2016 by Maj. Elizabeth Magnusson

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

Posted November 30, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

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Maintainers build morale hiking White Tank Mountains

Posted November 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

As the sun slowly rose behind the rocky mountain terrain, people began to gather at the bottom of the ascending trail. After hiking at a swift pace, sweat slowly dropped from their exhausted faces, the Airmen could see their destination.

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Luke: Giving thanks to Airmen

Posted November 23, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Luke Thunderbolts take off at the start of the Turkey Trot 5K fun run Nov. 23, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The fun run is geared toward promoting fitness among active duty as well as anyone with base access who would like to participate. Tis…

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