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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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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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Education center offers path to degrees

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FSS Education Center

For decades, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown that workers with higher education have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those without. The bottom line? Earning a college degree increases the probability of obtaining a higher-paying job and staying employed. For service members interested in pursuing higher education after transitioning from…

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MLK walk

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Fatimah Halim, designer and facilitator of the Rites of Passage Programs for Phoenix area youth, and Lt. Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, lead the way during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk Jan. 13 at Luke Air Force Base. MLK day is a day to remember…

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‘Hack the Air Force?’ Got what it takes?

Posted May 5, 2017 by by ED GULICK

SAN FRANCISCO — The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select partner nations to do their best to hack some of its key public websites. The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer as a measure to further operationalize…

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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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MTIs get trained at Luke …

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.

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A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron…

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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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In Brief February 19, 2016

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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