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F-35 night crawlers

Posted September 26, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Lausanne Kinder

F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter night crew chiefs, also known as night crawlers, from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform preflight inspections Aug. 22 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. In addition to inspections, Staff Sgt. Aaron Booth, left, Senior Airman Nikolas Kinder, center, and Staff Sgt. Arthur Verchot are responsible for…

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News Briefs September 19, 2014

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CFC kick-off The 56th Fighter Wing Combined Federal Campaign kick-off charity fair is 9 a.m. Monday in Bldg. 1130 auditorium. Learn about the 2014 campaign ‘Serving Our Country. Supporting Our Community.’ and visit with local charities. For more information, call Maj. Jennifer Preyer-Bonton at 623-856-7144. Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month began Monday and…

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Justice Report

Posted September 19, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in August: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A senior airman was court-martialed for wrongful use of oxycodone and wrongful distribution of oxycodone. The member received a reduction in rank to airman basic and three months hard labor without confinement. Articles 15…

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12 to speak with Airmen, receive updates on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program and attend a B-Course pilot graduation ceremony.

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Canyon Lake Cruising

Posted September 19, 2014 by SYDNEY BRADLEY

Canyon Lake is nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains and is the home of the Dolly Steamboat. Continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925, the Dolly Steamboat now cruises the secluded inner waterways of the cavernous lake.

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Lakefront property …

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Hart

A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.

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Thunderbolts save volts

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With resources dwindling and the earth’s population growing, it has never been more important to save…

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News Briefs September 12, 2014

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GOV service station closure The Base Service Station (government-owned vehicle gas station) will close at midnight Sept. 28 and reopen at midnight Oct. 1. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Bradley Ahlemeyer at bradley.ahlemeyer@us.af.mil or call 623-856-7391. Quit tobacco for 31 days The Stoptober Challenge is to be smoke free for the month of October….

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Luke gets drenched

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The water level creeps toward the 56th Fighter Wing headquarters building Monday on Luke Air Force Base. Flooding areas around Luke, nearly four inches of rain fell during the late monsoon season storm. It was joined by weather that originated in the Pacific Ocean from Hurricane Norbert.

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Weapons maintainers: Providing munitions for the mission

Posted September 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Most everything that can go ‘boom’ that is used on base has to go through the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron.

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