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Chaplain’s thoughts …Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

Posted November 3, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday, but in a historical sense it is not truly a holiday i.e. a “holy day.” Bear with me for a moment, I’m not suggesting you change the way you use the…

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Ex-NFL player visits base …

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist Herschel Walker shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Ned McCaster, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 integrated avionics specialist, Oct. 3 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base. Walker spoke about his life, facing adversity, resiliency and described some…

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Teamwork, planning results in end of year funding for Luke projects

Posted November 3, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The 2017 fiscal year ended and money distributed to fund all projects on the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., consolidated resources and requirements list.

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Kachina Gate temporarily closed

Posted November 3, 2017 by

The Kachina Gate will be closed on Nov. 2, 3, 6, and 7 for construction. The North Gate will be opening at 6 a.m.to accomodate for the Kachina Gate being closed. Normal gate hours will continue on Nov. 8.

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RAAF commander visits Australian F-35A team

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, commander, Air Combat Group of the Royal Australian Air Force, speaks with members of the Australian F-35A Transition Team embedded with the 61st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit during a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2017. Kitcher spoke…

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The 56th Medical Operation Squadron spread domestic violence awareness

Posted October 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Senior Airman John Schwanterlik, 56th Medical Support Squadron out-patient records technician, pins a purple ribbon on a Domestic Violence Awareness Month pot at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2017. Purple is the dedicated color to honor domestic violence awareness month. In October 1987, the…

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In the line of fire, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance

Posted October 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The smell of gunpowder in the air, the sound of brass bullets hitting the ground and the feeling of accomplishment is just a small taste of what it feels like when you enter the 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Energy managers at Luke spread energy awareness

Posted October 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph Christine Archie, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron energy manager, demonstrates how much effort is required to power a light bulb at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 13, 2017. The power generating mechanism differentiated the amount of energy needed to power each light bulb separately as part of efforts to raise awareness during…

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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Posted October 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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