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Are you ready for Thunderbolt Cup 2017?

Posted September 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Thunderbolts are scheduled to participate in a two day, multi-event Olympic style competition testing their physical and mental readiness as well as offering a fun time to break away from their daily routines Sept. 28 and 29. Luke is hosting its second annual Thunderbolt Cup featuring numerous competitions and activities for Airmen and their families…

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High definition featured at base theater

Posted August 30, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Six competitors are introduced during a bodybuilding competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017. Each competitor chose one category, physique, figure or bikini to compete as well the overall category for male or female.   Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Master…

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Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected candidates to participate in the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship to be held in Millington, Tenn., from Sept. 4-9, 2017. Included in the selection is Master Sgt. John J. Accorso of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. If selected, candidates will move on to represent the Air Force at the 2017…

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Luke hosts annual triathlon

Posted August 23, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held its 11th annual triathlon on Aug. 19, 2017. Airmen of all ranks participated with those in the community in teams and individuals to compete in the event.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel A Team Luke triathlon participant swims during the Luke Triathlon at Luke…

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TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of 2nd Lt. Ryan Allen, 56th LRS

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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Paralympic Military athletes train at Luke for Desert Challenge Games

Posted May 17, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hosted U.S. Paralympic Military Program track and field training camp at the Bryant Fitness Center May 9 to May 11 in preparation for the Desert Challenge Games at Arizona State University.

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Luke home to first deck hockey rink in Arizona

Posted April 19, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

More than 100 Airmen, family members and community partners came out to mark the opening of the new deck hockey rink at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2017.

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Air Force rugby, the last gentleman’s game

Posted April 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Rugby is an often misunderstood game in the United States. It has a well-earned reputation for toughness and high athleticism, but also for foreignness, as evidenced by the stark contrast in the sport’s international popularity with its virtually non-existent presence in major American sports media.

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Luke’s Winter Games build morale

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing [Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.] 2016 Winter Games kicked off Dec. 5th through Dec. 8th offering a variety of fun games for Airmen from different squadrons to compete for the championship.

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TSgt’s personal best wins 1st place at Mr. Olympia

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron received first-place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational Sept. 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin O’Brien bested the competition at the invitation-only, single-ply, international event held once a year. “The Olympia is an elite-level competition for powerlifting,” O’Brien said….

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