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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

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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Commentary

Lead the way: Be the spark to set fire

Posted  November 12, 2015

As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way. Stand tall, but not above everyone else. Do not tell people what to do, show them. Showing them is what leading is all about. When you show them, you are creating that spark. Much like a fire, it all starts with a small…

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Events

JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  November 12, 2015

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative discharges • An Airman was discharged for minor disciplinary infractions. • An Airman was discharged for drug abuse. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for disorderly conduct and…

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Air Force

Holloman F-16s first in AF for aircraft purification

Posted  November 12, 2015

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The F-16 Fighting Falcons at Holloman Air Force Base became the first F-16s in the Air Force to go through the aircraft purification process Nov. 3. Aircraft purification has been performed on other airframes, but this was the first time it was performed on F-16s. “Aircraft purification is removing…

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Local

News November 13, 2015

Posted  November 12, 2015

Notice to claimants In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Airman Craig N. Mertens is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby on notice to present…

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Commentary

Leadership … Are you up for the challenge

Posted  November 12, 2015

Leadership is often defined as the capacity to lead. Though this definition describes the actions of an individual in a leadership position, it does not provide any insight on what makes a good leader. Though there are hundreds of books and guides that provide steps to becoming a better leader, I believe that true leadership…

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