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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

Embrace diversity: Lead from front

Posted  August 4, 2016

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Often times when we hear terms like diversity and inclusion, we think of them more as buzz words or a way to hold someone accountable for not doing the right thing. However, what does diversity actually mean to us in the Air Force? To me, it’s simple: place the right…

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Local

JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  August 4, 2016

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in June: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for public intoxication by consumption of alcohol and making a false official statement. The individual received a reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended forfeiture of…

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Sports

Sports Shorts

Posted  August 4, 2016

Fall triathlon The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center is featuring a triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Silver Wings Pool. There will be a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run. The cost is $20 per military ID  card holder and $45 for all others. There will be individual and…

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Health & Safety

Zika: Spread of disease preventable

Posted  August 4, 2016

Chikungunya, dengue and Ebola are not names of exotic cuisine but rather diseases. Joining the array of names at the forefront is the Zika virus. Taking a closer look at what the virus is and how it is transmitted will help Arizona residents assist in preventing the spread of Zika. Zika is not a new…

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News

Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

Posted  August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

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