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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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Space

Senior leaders discuss US space posture

Posted  May 19, 2017

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Local

Australian Air Chief visits Luke

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Marshal Gavin Davies, Royal Australian Air Force chief, and Lt. Col. Michael Gette, 61st Fighter Squadron commander, enter the 61st Fighter Squadron May 17, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Davies visited Luke to learn about ongoing and future activities regarding F-35 pilot training and…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Salutes & Awards

Luke environmental engineer receives SEC DEF Environmental Award

Posted  May 17, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Jeffery Schone, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental engineer, poses for a portrait May 15, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. For his continual dedication to the Department of Defense mission and integrated support of sustainability initiatives, Schone recently received the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Sports

Paralympic Military athletes train at Luke for Desert Challenge Games

Posted  May 17, 2017

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hosted U.S. Paralympic Military Program track and field training camp at the Bryant Fitness Center May 9 to May 11 in preparation for the Desert Challenge Games at Arizona State University.

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted  May 17, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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