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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

Emerald Knight’s shine restored

After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in November 2018.

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Hope fills the heart

Hope can come in many forms, and for the children who visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for the “Day of Hope,” Dec. 21, 2018, hope came from the Airmen of the 56th Fighter Wing.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

Defenders partner with local law enforcement for annual Shop with a Cop

In a celebration of holiday spirit, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped children from low-income families pick out toys during the annual Glendale Shop with a Cop charity event, Dec. 15, 2018, at Glendale, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Salutes & Awards

Luke AFB recognizes 12 honor guardsmen

Members from the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Honor Guard were Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during an Honor Guard recognition breakfast ceremony Dec. 12, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Local

Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

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Posted  October 9, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned…

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Brad Wursten — MXS-R

Posted  March 15, 2018

Watch as Brad Wursten flies in one of the most highly sophisticated airplanes in the world, the MXS-R made by MX Aircraft. The plane features a complete carbon fiber airframe that weighs an impressive 1,100 pounds. The Lycoming engine has 385 HP and can reach a top speed of more than 300 MPH, a roll…

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First Norwegian F-35A takes flight

Posted  October 16, 2015

Another milestone for the Norwegian F-35 Lightning II program was reached Oct. 6. At 5:05 p.m. Norwegian time, the first Norwegian F-35 took off from the factory in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first of several test flights that will lead toward the formal delivery to Norway. Minister of Defense, Ine Eriksen Søreide is…

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Salutes & Awards

FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II):…

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Gone, never forgotten

Posted  December 10, 2015

Military can be devastating to a child, but one program aims to show children they’re not alone and are still part of the military family. Thunderbolts from Luke Air Force Base participated as mentors in the Transition Assistance Program for Survivors camp Dec. 5 in Scottsdale. “TAPS provides an opportunity for grieving children to honor…

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