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Street Sweeper: Heavy Equipment

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Demetrius Smith, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, washes the exterior of the vehicle as well as the interior Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Street sweepers are used most often after storms hit the base to clear debris left by the winds and…

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CV throws first pitch …

Posted March 10, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, throws the first pitch of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers to Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals left fielder, March 2 at Surprise Stadium. Several major league baseball teams come to Arizona for spring training including the Indians,…

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STREET BEAT

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Christopher Washburn

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 27 through July 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 41 moving and 11 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident near the satellite pharmacy. There were no injuries. June…

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STREET BEAT

Posted November 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Christopher Washburn and Lance Housh

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 3 through 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 66 moving and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 4: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the base exchange parking garage. There were no injuries….

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Citizen Airmen give civilian bosses behind-scenes look

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

The 944th Fighter Wing Air Force Reserve unit at Luke Air Force Base hosted Boss’s Day 2015 on Nov. 7 providing more than 85 employers a peek into the military service of their employees. In an action-packed day designed to show local and out-of-state civilian employers a day in the life of citizen Airmen, the…

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AFREP team ‘makes it rain’ at Luke AFB

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

With ever-growing budget cuts and dwindling resources, it’s never been more important to save money in today’s Air Force. That’s where the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program Airmen at Luke Air Force Base step in.

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56th Fighter Wing 1941 – 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by by RICK GRISET

The 56th Fighter Wing, one of the most highly decorated aviation units in history, traces its heritage to the 56th Pursuit Group, which first activated on Jan. 15, 1941, at Savannah Air Base, Georgia. Redesignated a fighter group, the unit was equipped with the P-47 Thunderbolt and then reassigned to England. On April 13, 1943,…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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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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Did you know?

Posted October 2, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The crashed vehicle used as a prop during the active-shooter exercise was provided by an auto salvage company. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services has a partnership with the salvage company to provide Luke with vehicles for training at no cost.

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