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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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CPTS directs $s to sustain mission

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Comptroller Squadron has two sections, finance and budget. Finance handles payroll and the budget section ensures the mission gets funded. “We make sure everyone gets paid correctly,” said 2nd Lieutenant Shaun Chaplin, 56th CPTS flight commander. “Maintainers can’t fix aircraft and pilots can’t fly without money.” The…

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Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ
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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range…

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2016 in Photos — 12

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Veron Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron retirement and separations technician, poses for a photo Dec. 6 at Luke Air Force Base. Sparks used self-aid buddy care to help a woman who was a victim of a hit-and-run. Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander,…

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CHANGES to…

Posted May 5, 2017 by

What is Pay-at-the-Port Program? Pay-at-the-Port program is where travelers pay for military air (Patriot Express/other AMC Tickets) using their Government Travel Card when he/she checks in at the passenger terminal instead of the airfare being charged to the travel orders. What is changing? Please be aware that Pay-at-the-Port program will roll out to all AMC…

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. STEVE STANLEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Meaningful backward look I’ve taught three teens to drive. One constant truth, in that terrifying process, is that one cannot focus too long on the rearview mirror without getting into serious trouble, an accident or dying. On the other hand, one must take a glance in the rearview mirror from time to time, to avoid…

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Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
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FMS pilots, 944th FW reach 100th F-35 sortie milestone

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 10 when they flew their 100th sortie in an F-35 Lightning II at the 944th Fighter Wing. The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis. “It was truly a reflection of the…

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Win $500 gift card in Order Tire sweepstakes

Posted May 4, 2018 by

DALLAS — Soldiers, Airmen, military families and veterans can enter monthly during 2018 to win tire gift cards, worth $500 each, in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Order Tire sweepstakes. Eligible participants can enter online at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes monthly until Dec. 31. One winner will be chosen each month for a $500 Order Tire…

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STREET BEAT

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgts. Christopher Washburn and Henry Perez, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 1 through 28 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 25 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 3: Security forces identified a nonaffiliated civilian attempting to enter the installation with an odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle….

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