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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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2016 in Photos — 8

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder, extreme winds and dust. Denise Willhite Tech. Sgt. Charles Gonzalez, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 aircraft armament craftsman, aided Senior Airman Karim Castro, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018
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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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Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018
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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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Smart Car up for grabs in Exchange sweepstakes

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with Promotion in Motion to put one lucky military shopper in the driver’s seat of a brand-new Welch’s Smart car. Now through Sept. 30, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter the Promotion in Motion Sweepstakes to win the Smart car valued at $15,000. Shoppers…

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2016 in Photos — 7

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to the Airmen July 13 for the first time during the 56th FW change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Brian Ward FROM LEFT: Hydraulics maintainers Tech. Sgt. Kevin Gray, Airman 1st Class Garrett Byers, and Airmen Jonathan Edwards and Aaron Castro-Zulueta,…

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2016 in Photos — 10

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Senior Airman Devante Williams Sparky the Fire Dog waves to base housing residents during the National Fire Prevention Week parade Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. The parade consisted of members and vehicles from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services and the Hall of Flame Fire Museum. Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman…

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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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Protect those pearly whites

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Senior Airman DAVID EVANS

Sports activities are a common hobby that many Airmen enjoy. Unfortunately, many sports carry some risk of injury. A commonly overlooked area prone to injury is the mouth, including the teeth and gums. Basketball, for instance, is fun until a stray pass hits a player in the face leaving one less tooth with which 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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