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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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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted  May 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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AFAF enters final push

Posted  May 12, 2017

The 44th Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off April 10 as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and Air Force bases worldwide raise money to support charities that assist Airmen in need. The theme is ‘A Commitment to Caring.’

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Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Luke leads children in Summer Reading Program

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel The library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is hosting its annual Summer Reading Program from June 14 to July 19 with this year’s Department of Defense theme, “Reading by Design”. Sign-ups for the program will take place at the Luke AFB Library beginning May 17,…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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Challenge yourself, accomplish your dreams

Posted  May 10, 2017

Challenging yourself and accomplishing your dreams requires stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. For one Airman, applying for the United States Air Force Academy was a step in the right direction toward achieving his goals.

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K-9 handlers from Luke take part in Desert Dog Regional Police K-9 Trials

Posted  May 10, 2017

Luke K-9 handlers participated in the Desert Dog Regional K-9 Trials to see who was the “best of the best.” These Airmen competed against police units from all over the Southwest and took home fourth place in explosives detection.

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