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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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Events

STREET BEAT November 13, 2015

Posted  November 12, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 2 through 8 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations. Emergency responses Nov. 3: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at Falcon Dunes Golf Course, Bldg. 2202. An individual was experiencing medical complications and…

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Immersion takes Airmen out of comfort zone

Posted  November 19, 2015

Staff Sgt. Thang Huynh, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, sets up metal plates for immersion group members to rivet. Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Tech. Sgt. Michael Crumb, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems production supervisor, briefs Airmen in the immersion program on F-16 Fighting Falcon maintenance processes. The group…

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Commentary

Show up, get involved, stay faithful to commitment

Posted  November 19, 2015

As an Airman at a new base, it can be confusing to figure out how to meet new people, develop yourself in your career and get involved. Luckily, Luke Air Force Base has many organizations that can help you navigate through not only how to develop yourself professionally, but help you network and make new…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Sports

AMUs battle in softball: 61st defeats 310th

Posted  November 19, 2015

The 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit softball team defeated the 310th AMU team 15-5 during an intramural game Nov. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field. The 61st AMU opened the game by scoring two runs in the beginning of the first inning. The 310th rallied back to score two runs…

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Photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN
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Hill AFB maintainers gain experience at Luke

Posted  November 19, 2015

Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, finished advanced training on maintenance procedures for the F-35 Lightning II Nov. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Hill Airmen are part of a continuous cycle of maintainers being sent to Luke from Hill in order to develop their skills in two phases of training, first under…

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