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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

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AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.


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Challenge yourself, accomplish your dreams

Posted  May 10, 2017

Challenging yourself and accomplishing your dreams requires stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. For one Airman, applying for the United States Air Force Academy was a step in the right direction toward achieving his goals.

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K-9 handlers from Luke take part in Desert Dog Regional Police K-9 Trials

Posted  May 10, 2017

Luke K-9 handlers participated in the Desert Dog Regional K-9 Trials to see who was the “best of the best.” These Airmen competed against police units from all over the Southwest and took home fourth place in explosives detection.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted  May 10, 2017

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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Fuels Management Flight

Posted  May 8, 2017

Jet fuel is the life blood of Air Force aircraft. It directly impacts sortie generation and without it, accomplishing missions would be impossible.

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Chief, Royal Norwegian Air Force, visits Luke

Posted  May 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook an Air Force, along with command members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron pose for a group photo, May 5, 2017, at Luke Force Base, Ariz. During her visit, Skinnarland was provided knowledge on how Norwegian Pilots and maintainers are trained at Luke Air Force Base.  …

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