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Luke 1 brings home flagship

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arrival coincides with the start of Luke F-35 student pilot training, which begins Monday. Luke now has 20 U.S. F-35s and…

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Love thy feet

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base…

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Jordanians train with AGE Rangers

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Mitchell Newton, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron instructor, teaches Jordanians about the hydraulic flow for a bomb lift April 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The Jordanians were here to learn about aerospace ground equipment in an international cooperative effort between the United States and Jordan. As a part of…

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Victim advocates help in time of need

Being a victim or survivor of a sexual assault can be a traumatic experience, but there are resources available to help at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office. One of the most valuable resources is the victim advocate.

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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first ever JSF training deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. The 56th…


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Sexual Assault Awareness Month under way

Posted  April 3, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Evelyn Perez, 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Resource Center assistant, speaks with first-term Airmen March 24 at the SARC office about sexual assault and bystander intervention at Luke Air Force Base. The SARC office develops policies and programs that address sexual assault prevention, education, accountability, victim assistance and assessment efforts of the…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Musical revue auditions The Luke Experience is holding auditions at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the base theater for a Broadway musical revue. Ages 14 and up are required to audition with a song, duet or group number that they would like to perform. The song does not yet need to be memorized. We…

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Tuskegee Airmen honored

Posted  April 3, 2015

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. FROM LEFT: Retired Master Sgt. Rudolf Silas and retired Lt. Cols. Asa Herring and Robert Ashby, original Tuskegee Airmen, are recognized during the Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day ceremony. A ceremony honoring the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 26 during the Second…

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Pilot for a day

Posted  April 3, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Capt. Jondavid Hertzel, 21st Fighter Squadron flight commander, gives Daniel Acevedo, pilot for a day, a tour March 23 of the 21st FS hangar and F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The pilot for a day program gives opportunities to children in the community with life-threatening illnesses to experience what…

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Salutes & Awards

Sailor’s last wish comes true

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo Chief Petty Officer John Hubbert displays his new rank March 13. “Ask the chief” is a saying many service members come to know and respect. Being a Navy chief has more meaning than many realize because the role of a chief entails being relied upon by both subordinates and seniors to get things…

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Be informed before getting off-duty job

Posted  April 3, 2015

For those who have considered supplementing their military income by seeking off-duty employment, there are things they should know. Consider the following military requirements prior to accepting such employment. Luke Air Force Base Instruction 51-202 covers the requirements of this process. This instruction does not apply to Air National Guard or U. S. Air Force…

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Air Force News – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Romania Members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing air advisor branch provided Romanian airmen at Campia Turzii the opportunity to learn about U.S. Air Force airfield management operations March 10 to 27 during Dacian Warhawk, a two-week training mission designed to increase the interoperability between the two nations. Zambia Eight members of the 818th…

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People First – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. Airmen choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year…

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Luke’s last F-15 squadron

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo It was 20 years ago this week on March 31, 1995, the last Luke Air Force Base F-15 squadron inactivated. That squadron was the 550th Fighter Squadron. Ten days earlier, the last two McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles, tail numbers 88-0679 and 87-0186, departed for Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina. Aircraft 87-0186 was the…

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RAAF pilot paves future with first F-35 flight

Posted  April 3, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, made history March 18 after completing his first training flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. “It’s quite humbling when stepping into a new jet,” Jackson said. “I just tried to take my time,…

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