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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

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TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…


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Pokémon Go — not all fun, games

Posted  August 4, 2016

Watch out! Everyone’s favorite game from the ‘90s is back, this time in the form of a mobile phone application. That’s right, with Nintendo’s release of its new Pokémon Go mobile game, people across America are catching Pokémon fever again. Wondering how the game works? Well, Pokémon Go uses a mobile phone’s GPS to spot…

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Luke begins F-35 MRA course

Posted  August 4, 2016

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30. “It’s exciting to be the first F-35 MRA class at Luke,” said Airman Kyle George, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-35 MRA…

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Luke honor guardsmen get relief from AZ sun

Posted  August 4, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard members are getting relief from the Arizona heat from sunshades that were installed June 10 outside the honor guard building. Honor guardsmen train for hours daily to maintain a high level of professionalism for funerals, ceremonies and presentation of colors. Installation of the…

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Education center offers path to degrees

Posted  August 4, 2016

For decades, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown that workers with higher education have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those without. The bottom line? Earning a college degree increases the probability of obtaining a higher-paying job and staying employed. For service members interested in pursuing higher education after transitioning from…

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Battlefield Airmen use science to beat heat

Posted  August 4, 2016

Of all the threats facing battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn’t typically come to mind; however, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O’Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research…

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