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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.


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Commentary

Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Posted  December 2, 2016

Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the health concerns associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Many stories about heavy drinking are glamorized, not publicized, or forgotten altogether, so behaviors don’t change. Here’s a story that illustrates the…

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Tbolt recalls father with love, respect, admiration

Posted  December 2, 2016

“Duty, Honor, Country!” This phrase was uttered by the great Gen. Douglas MacArthur May 12, 1962, in his acceptance speech of the Sylvanus Thayer Award at the U.S. Military Academy. It has withstood the test of time and become the rallying cry for men and women in uniform and those who are, in one way…

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News

In Brief

Posted  December 2, 2016

Holiday gate closures The North Gate will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26-27 and Jan. 1, 2017. The Kachina Gate will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2017. Scholarships The Luke Spouses Club is accepting applications for the annual scholarship program for military dependents seeking financial aid for fall 2017. Applications, eligibility requirements and…

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Salutes & Awards

56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following individuals are 2016 56th Fighter Wing third quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Christopher Mashek, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Jody Hill, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Field grade officer:…

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Salutes & Awards

Luke shines at NCO academy

Posted  December 2, 2016

One hundred fifteen NCOs graduated from NCO Academy Nov. 9. Two Thunderbolts were among them and also received awards. Commandant Award: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Academic achievement: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS Distinguished graduates: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS and Tech. Sgt. Robert Degoey, 56th Security Forces Squadron

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