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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.


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A-10C Thunderbolt II: Demonstration Team

Posted  March 15, 2018

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will perform demos for the first time in seven years for the 2018 air show season starting with 2018 Luke Days. The team consists of one pilot, one superintendent, an NCO in charge, three crew chiefs, an avionics systems specialist, aerospace propulsion systems specialist, electrical and environmental systems specialist,…

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F-35 Heritage Flight: Demonstration Team

Posted  March 15, 2018

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Maj. Will Andreotta, 61st Fighter Squadron heritage flight pilot, sits in the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 10, 2017, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Heritage and demonstration teams need to be certified annually to participate…

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Joint Airfield Assault Demonstration

Posted  March 15, 2018

A high-impact Joint Airfield Assault Demonstration will highlight the awesome capabilities of aircraft stationed at Luke Air Force Base and major weapons systems that our armed forces can bring to bear. The ground here at Luke AFB has just turned into an enemy airfield, and the aircraft and troops you see today have been tasked…

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Orientation Flight program provides Thunderbolts time in the cockpit

Posted  March 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. David Miller Capt. Hank McKibban, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, prepares to fly then Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon in an F-16 orientation flight June 8, 2007. The purpose of the flight was to promote understanding to community leaders of Luke’s F-16 training mission and the airspace requirements to accomplish…

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Luke’s newest chiefs recognized

Posted  March 9, 2018

Six Airmen were recognized for their promotion to chief master sergeant during the Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony which took place at Luke Air Force Base, March 3, 2018.

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