Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France
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Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together April 17 over Death Valley, California. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world.

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Know before you fly: New drone policy on base

Posted May 5, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A policy released March 12 restricts the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) from flying on or near Luke, with some recreational exceptions. “On base, use of sUASs is permitted from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays, at or below 100 feet above ground level, and only within the boundaries of Fowler Park,”…

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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

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DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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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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Exchange restaurants open to base visitors, civilian workers

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to military members and their families, anyone can dine in Luke Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone, including visitors, contractors and Defense Department civilians, dine at the Exchange’s more than…

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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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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted April 7, 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. TFS center…

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Tuskegee Airmen legacy thrives

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class CALEB WORPEL

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force. Luke Thunderbolts, members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and community members came together to take part in the Fourth…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Don’t forget … Recently I attended a Bris. A Bris is the circumcision and naming ceremony for an 8-day-old Jewish baby boy. The religious significance of this rite is profound. It was a beautiful and joyful celebration of covenant, faith, love, family and tradition. During the ceremony, one of the rabbis made a unique statement…

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STREET BEAT

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Gabriel Solazzo, 56th SFS

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Feb. 27 through March 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 110 moving and 35 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 9: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident. One vehicle was backed into the other. There were no injuries….

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