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Lightning II strikes in sky over ILA Berlin air show

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron landed in Berlin, Germany, April 20 as part of the United States delegation for the 2018 Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace Berlin Air and Trade Show. The F-35 logged its longest nonstop flight to date, lasting just over 11 hours before touching down in Germany…

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2016 in Photos — 9

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Koraye Williams, 56th Comptroller Squadron finance technician, and Senior Airman Vernon Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron career development technician, clean kayaks Sept. 21 during the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic held in San Diego. Senior Airman James Hensley Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, greets Casey O’neal,…

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In Brief

Posted October 4, 2018 by

Gospel service anniversary The Luke Community Chapel will celebrate the 45th church anniversary, “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” Church Revival  is 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Chapel on the Mall, Youth & Young Adult Night is 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Luke Community Chapel, Praise & Worship is 10 a.m. Oct. 21…

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New tattoo policy invites qualified recruits

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The Air Force announced a new policy on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, Jan. 9, 2017. According to the new policy, authorized tattoos on the chest, back, arms and legs will no longer be restricted to 25 percent of the exposed area while in uniform. Hand tattoos will be limited to one single-band…

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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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In Brief

Posted September 1, 2016 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 9 through 15 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The munitions turn-in/issue deadline is 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Normal operations will resume Sept. 16. For more information, call Tech. Sgt….

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted October 9, 2018 by

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

Posted October 11, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Luke pets cash-in with online photo contest

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off. Luke Exchange shoppers can compete to show off their furry, feathered or fuzzy friends during the worldwide Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Photo Contest. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Blue Buffalo and Hills Science…

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Recognition honors Tuskegee Airmen

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A granite paver was unveiled Nov. 11 honoring World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Nate Carr, Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. treasurer, began the program talking about the history of the battle for liberty the Tuskegee Airmen had to endure,…

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