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Around Luke: Luke heritage …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Gossett

Airman 1st Class Gossett A static SPAD XIII airplane is on display in the at Luke Air Force Base air park. The SPAD XIII was a French-built airplane built for U.S. Air Service Pursuit Squadrons in World War I and was also the aircraft used by Phoenix native Lt. Frank Luke to down 18 enemy…

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Drive much?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Zelia Mersinger, 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center educational technician, helps a baby onto a walker at Luke Air Force Base. The CDC accepts children with reservations and on a space-available, drop-in basis. A child may stay for a few hours or spend the entire day on a limited basis….

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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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‘Wildman’ gives thumbs-up …

Posted October 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Josiah “Wildman” Timmons, pilot for a day, poses next to his name on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 16 during a tour at Luke Air Force Base. The pilot for a day program gives children with serious or chronic conditions an opportunity to be a part of a flying squadron for…

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Volunteers improve earth …

Posted October 29, 2015 by Christina Underhill

Christina Underhill More than 175 volunteers (26 from Luke Air Force Base) reported Saturday for a day of cleanup to Tres Rios at the Base and Meridian Wildlife area just north of Phoenix International Raceway. Volunteers picked up trash, painted over graffiti, and installed and cleaned signage. The beautification effort was to produce a healthier…

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OCTOBER: Energy Awareness Month

Posted October 22, 2015 by by FRANCISCO PARDIEU

October is Energy Awareness Month and Luke Air Force Base is committed to reducing energy consumption to meet all conservation directives. The Luke Energy Program is designed to comply with federally mandated energy goals while maintaining a healthy and productive workplace. The latest energy reduction goals are specified in Executive Order 13693 and focus primarily…

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Doesn’t miss a thing …

Posted October 22, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Mario Peterson, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, views shipping labels at Luke Air Force Base. Peterson is part of the Materiel Management Flight, which is responsible for stocking, storing, issuing, managing, inventorying, and inspecting all Defense Department supplies and equipment.

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Become a VITA volunteer

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and free training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2016 tax season Jan. 25 through April 14.  Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing their tax returns…

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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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