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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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Sports Shorts

Posted November 4, 2016 by

Youth B-ball clinic The Phoenix Suns Youth Basketball Clinic is 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center for ages 6 to 17. Admission is free, and a Phoenix Suns mystery player will make a special appearance. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Squadron challenge Two squadrons compete in a…

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Luke Thunderbolt takes first place at Mr. Olympia 2016

Posted October 31, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., received first place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, Sept. 17, 2016.  

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Flag Football Season underway

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Markeith Wimbush, 56th Security Forces Squadron, runs towards the first down during an in intramural flag football game against 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron/AMMO Sept. 16, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. SFS defeated EMS/AMMO 7-6. Flag football season began at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug….

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MacDill Airman competes in ultramarathons

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photo by ALANNAH DON

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Inspiration for the modern marathon, a 26.2-mile race, stems from military origins. Legend tells of a Greek soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of the defeated Persian army. More than two millennia later, one Airman at MacDill Air Force Base is writing his own story….

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