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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!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

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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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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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

Posted  May 5, 2017

DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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