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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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COMMISSARY FAST FACTS

Posted July 6, 2018 by

‘Your Everyday Savings!’ Commissary prices on hundreds of popular items are now even lower and easier to spot with the Defense Commissary Agency’s new “YES!” program. Short for “Your Everyday Savings,” the YES! program helps make stateside commissaries more competitive with grocers outside the gate who often lower prices on certain goods to entice consumers…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 by

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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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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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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Win $500 gift card in Order Tire sweepstakes

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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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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

Posted April 24, 2018 by

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

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Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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