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Airman takes action, saves three families

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! On our cover this week, we bring you news from the 56th Maintenance Group here at Luke. Members of the Group have been hard at work implementing changes in weapons load training processes.

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.


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Luke’s CDC wins best in Air Force

Posted  June 14, 2017

For many parents, finding quality child care can be challenging but those at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., can be certain their children are receiving the greatest care. Luke’s Child Development Center was awarded the Air Force’s best Child Development Program of the Year for 2016. Luke’s CDC competed against 100 other CDCs across the…

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The voice of Luke

Posted  June 12, 2017

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

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Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Posted  June 12, 2017

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted  June 9, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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56th Medical Group

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Henlsey Airman 1st Class Brandon Ibe, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technician, prepares a patient for an X-ray scan June 5, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The radiology clinic specializes in X-rays, fluoroscopy, MRIs, ultrasound and mammograms.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante…

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