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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted June 21, 2017 by AP

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Posted June 21, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing here.

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Brotherhood, Service, Sacrifice

Posted June 21, 2017 by

Two brothers born and raised at Luke AFB, assigned to the 310th and 62nd fighter squadrons, tell their story about brotherhood, service, and sacrifice.

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Luke Service Blitz Sends 3,000 Airmen into Community

Posted June 19, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

On June 16, 2017, more than 3,000 Airmen visited more than 100 sites across the valley to volunteer in the community during the Luke Service Blitz. The Luke [Air Force Base, Ariz.] Service Blitz is the second part in a two-part action orientated platform designed to pause the day-to-day mission and focus on service to…

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The voice of Luke

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

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Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Posted June 12, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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56th Medical Group

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Henlsey Airman 1st Class Brandon Ibe, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technician, prepares a patient for an X-ray scan June 5, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The radiology clinic specializes in X-rays, fluoroscopy, MRIs, ultrasound and mammograms.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted June 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted June 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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