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Unit highlight: Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to the mission

Posted February 25, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Senior Airman Christopher Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight journeyman, reviews a forecast at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2019. Weather supports flying units by providing Mission Execution Forecasts, detailed descriptions of the weather conditions for a specific mission. Flying missions take hours…

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General signs agreement …

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, then 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the successor collective bargaining agreement June 13 for non-appropriated fund employees alongside negotiators at Luke Air Force Base. The new agreement covers conditions of employment affecting more than 300 NAF civilian employees in the AFGE 1547 bargaining unit. Proposals for the…

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Women’s History Month Breakfast

Posted March 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Col. Michael Richardson, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, talks with Georgia Lord, mayor of Goodyear, and other members of the 56th Fighter Wing during the Women’s History Month breakfast at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The breakfast, at which Lord was a guest speaker,…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Sep. 8

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Deven Augustine 56th Operations Support Squadron —Air traffic controller Airman Augustine provides command and control to the 100 daily flights in and out of Luke Air Force Base while keeping lines of communication open with the FAA and civilian aircraft as well. He is vital to ensuring the safety of our Airmen…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted July 12, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted June 28, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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Luke’s CDC wins best in Air Force

Posted June 14, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For many parents, finding quality child care can be challenging but those at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., can be certain their children are receiving the greatest care. Luke’s Child Development Center was awarded the Air Force’s best Child Development Program of the Year for 2016. Luke’s CDC competed against 100 other CDCs across the…

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Chief shares ‘Top 10’ lessons learned over career

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

The 944th Fighter Wing bid farewell to their command chief as she retired after 27 years in the Air Force in a ceremony Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Hutson, 944th FW command chief, said her tear-filled goodbyes to the men and women of the wing during an emotional ceremony…

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Heart: Leading cause of death in men, women

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; locally, this disease currently affects 203 Luke community members. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the 56th Medical Group Health Promotions team is participating in American Heart Month. Join the team for a 30-minute walk at 11 a.m….

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