Thunderbolt Digital Edition - July 6, 2018
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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/hycf/ Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Facebook page! It’s a summer season of change in Fighter Country, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumes command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard. This will be…

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Don’t be an ‘Airman Z’

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Senior Airman JORDAN ASHLOCK

It started when he got his first rum and coke at a party in 9th grade. Airman Z had always been curious about alcohol, and his brother, a senior and one of the “cool guys” in high school, always talked about drinking whenever he hung out with the other cool kids in school. To Airman…

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

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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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Citizen Airmen participate in National Police Week

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Citizen Airmen in local law enforcement uniforms joined forces with defenders from Luke Air Force Base on May 18 during the S.S. Mayaguez retreat ceremony. The event was one of many taking place during National Police Week, which ran from May 15 to 19 and recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel. The…

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Ammo Airmen prepare for first-ever munitions competition

Posted July 6, 2018 by Story and photos by Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight formed a team to compete in the first-ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, which took place June 11-14 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The competition challenged seven teams of ammo maintainers from bases around the world to compete in various tasks that simulated the range…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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2016 in Photos — 6

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the memorandum of understanding identifying the structure of the Luke Community Partnership program during the Luke West Valley Council meeting June 16 at Luke AFB. The Luke Community Partnership program is part of the Air Force’s Public-Public, Public-Private initiative, known as P4,…

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2016 in Photos — 2

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Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Tech. Sgt. Jessica Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog kennel master, works out Feb. 11 at EOS Fitness in Avondale, Arizona. Keller won first place in the National Physique Committee Tournament of Champions in the women’s figure category December 2015 in San Diego. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 fighting…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. KMC medics…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Sept. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., for whom Luke AFB is named.

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