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Luke Exchange keeps ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family. “As a part of the military community, the Exchange understands that time with family, for both customers and…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…

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STREET BEAT

Posted April 14, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Security Forces Squadron

Tickets: Security Forces issued citations for 6 moving and 0 non-moving violations. Alarm Activations: Security Forces responded to 6 alarm activation on base. Traffic Related Incidents: April 5: Security Forces responded to a minor vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg 1150. Both drivers exchanged information after Security Forces verified the damage. No injuries…

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STREET BEAT

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned…

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Luke conducts first F-35 load training

Posted September 11, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to weapons load crew and maintenance members who…

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‘Start Small, Think Big’ theme of Military Saves Week

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Military Saves Week is Feb. 22 through 27, and the campaign’s slogan, “Start Small, Think Big,” speaks to the long-term benefits of saving even a small amount each month. The Military Saves program is designed to educate and motivate service members and their families to reduce debt and save their hard-earned money for both emergencies…

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Equipment maintainers keep jets viable

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Imagine driving your car down the freeway. You are halfway to the destination with only four hours left to drive when the check engine light comes on, a tire blows and the car begins to overheat. You pull over and look at your phone, which has no signal, and…

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Luke issues first Gen lll helmet

Posted October 29, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

The world’s most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match. Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot, Oct. 16. The new system, built and issued by Rockwell Collins at the pilot fit…

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Luke ‘Salad Wednesdays’ good for body, wallet

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to restaurants at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, Luke AFB diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Luke AFB Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed…

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Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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