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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

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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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  May 5, 2017

A great quote and some random thoughts “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need…

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News

Know before you fly: New drone policy on base

Posted  May 5, 2017

A policy released March 12 restricts the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) from flying on or near Luke, with some recreational exceptions. “On base, use of sUASs is permitted from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays, at or below 100 feet above ground level, and only within the boundaries of Fowler Park,”…

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Street Beat

Posted  May 5, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 27 through April 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 51 moving and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident between a privately owned and a government-owned vehicle. One driver backed…

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U.S. attorney general speaks at Luke

Posted  May 5, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Attorney General of the United States Jefferson Sessions III addresses Airmen April 11 during an all-call held at Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Sessions went into detail about the Service Members Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens…

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Encountering crossroads, making choices

Posted  May 5, 2017

An upbringing of physical and emotional abuse, drug filled streets and foster care are what one Luke Thunderbolt encountered that lead to a decision to change his life for the better. Master Sgt. David Hicks, 56th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of standards and evaluations at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., decision to join…

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