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Lightning II strikes in sky over ILA Berlin air show

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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

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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

Posted April 10, 2018 by

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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Help for crying baby stress

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Having a baby can be an extremely exciting time. The addition of a new member to the family can also be a bit stressful to adjust to. Do you ever have times when your newborn has long bouts of crying? Do you feel like you have exhausted all measures to try and calm your baby…

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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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Behavioral Health Services Employee assistance, work-life programs

Posted March 2, 2018 by

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. March 14: Taxes and the IRS Tax time is upon us and many of us wish we knew more about how it all works. Whether you’re already ahead of the game or plan to file later, the financial experts at F3E will shed some light on this annual deadline. Learn…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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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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