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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…

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

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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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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
Events

A Taste of Asia

Posted  May 5, 2017

The month of May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. To celebrate those cultures and the service of the many Asian-American and Pacific Islander Airmen both at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and abroad, the AAPIH Group at Luke hosted a luncheon at the base chapel featuring several dozen unique and tasty food items…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Local

2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2017

Approximately 120 future service members participated in the 2017 Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Calvary Community Church April 28 in Glendale, Ariz.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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March of the Fallen honors fallen warriors

Posted  May 3, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams March of the Fallen participants hike through White Tank Mountain Regional Park April 29, 2017 in Waddell, Ariz. The MOTF is a 4.5-mile rucksack march dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airmen and local…

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