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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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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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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  April 7, 2017

Don’t forget … Recently I attended a Bris. A Bris is the circumcision and naming ceremony for an 8-day-old Jewish baby boy. The religious significance of this rite is profound. It was a beautiful and joyful celebration of covenant, faith, love, family and tradition. During the ceremony, one of the rabbis made a unique statement…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  April 7, 2017

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Feb. 27 through March 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 110 moving and 35 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 9: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident. One vehicle was backed into the other. There were no injuries….

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  April 7, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in January and February at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana and controlled substances. The individual received a reduction to the rank of senior airman, forfeiture of $500 pay per month…

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Putting up a smoke screen …

Posted  April 7, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, throws a smoke screen March 1 to alert rescue personnel during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona. The exercise highlighted the way Air Force and civilian assets can be used together to more effectively respond…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted  April 5, 2017

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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