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Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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Around Luke: Fine tuning …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Robert Huber, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, tightens a connection on an electronic countermeasure systems tester while calibrating the machine at Luke Air Force Base. PMEL technicians use this machine to test the ECMS on all active F-16 Fighting Falcons on base.

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Small adjustment …

Posted October 16, 2015 by adriennek

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Atreyu Key, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy medicine technician, performs a passive range of motions Oct. 6 on Staff Sgt. Heston Cantu, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons armament craftsman, at Luke Air Force Base. The technicians at physical therapy care for approximately 36 patients a day. They work…

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Around Luke – LRS reaches out …

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management craftsman, checks in a hydraulic manifold disk at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS hydraulic shop will become the centralized repair facility for hydraulic parts for Holloman AFB, New Mexico; Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson; and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

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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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Around Luke

Posted October 9, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Sean Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management and mobility journeyman, issues supplies to Airman 1st Class Randolph Pierce, 56th Security Forces Squadron trainee, to use for training at Luke Air Force Base. The warehouse supplies plates, helmets and chemical biological radiological nuclear gear. M8 and M9 detector paper…

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Soak zone …

Posted October 9, 2015 by Harvey Brugger

Harvey Brugger A photo taken Tuesday from atop the air traffic control tower on Luke Air Force Base displays an ominous-looking storm system approaching the base from the southeast. Although it was reported that Litchfield Park received the most rain in the Valley from the storm, measuring 1.5 inches, the rainfall at Luke was measured…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 2, 2015 by

People Active duty 3,149 Officers 288 Second lieutenant 20 First lieutenant 29 Captain 87 Major 93 Lieutenant colonel 47 Colonel 11 Brigadier general 1 Enlisted 2,861 Airman basic 7 Airman 58 Airman first class 438 Senior airman 825 Staff sergeant 772 Technical sergeant 443 Master sergeant 249 Senior master sergeant 46 Chief master sergeant 23…

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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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LEAD Council in community helps Airmen

Posted October 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many organizations on base available for Airmen to be a part of. Members of one group, although lower in rank, have a great vision for the future. “LEAD stands for Luke Empowering Airmen’s Development,” said Senior Airman Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Health medical technician and LEAD Council president. “LEAD is…

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