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We are leaders and work best in teams

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. MATTHEW LUDWIG

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Justice Report

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September and October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative demotions • A technical sergeant was demoted to the rank of staff sergeant for unsatisfactory performance. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction…

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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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U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Posted January 17, 2019 by by Bassem Mroue

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came…

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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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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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IDS members walk the walk, talk the talk

Posted November 3, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

In these days of Instagram and Snapchat, the element of surprise has been all but lost. As satisfying as it is to acquire something you’ve specifically asked for, it’s even more delightful to receive something you’d never thought to ask for but which you love just the same — isn’t it? Well that’s what the…

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2016 in Photos — 4

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Larry Miel, WWII veteran, shakes hands with F-35 Heritage Flight Team members before practice for the Luke Air Force Base air show April 1. Several WWII veterans came out to view the practice event, which included performances from the U.S. Thunderbirds and the F-35 Heritage Flight Team. Senior Airman James Hensley…

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Changes align gate access with REAL ID Act

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Chief Master Sgt. Blake Holm

The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 20, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act, as passed by Congress, which will implement the Act in a measured, fair and responsible way. For states and territories, whose extensions expired Oct. 10, 2016, and were not renewed, federal agencies may continue to accept driver’s…

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range…

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