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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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Luke Airman survives three wars, plane crash

Posted  November 19, 2015

“I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy used to transport supplies, so I figured I might as well sink it. I…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Events

NASCAR honors Airmen at PIR

Posted  November 19, 2015

Forty-three race cars, 200 laps and only one driver to win it all. Fast cars and intense action are not all NASCAR is known for. It’s also known for recognizing throughout the NASCAR season those who serve in the military. The program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of…

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Sports

Sports Shorts November 20, 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

Youth b-ball coach The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is looking for volunteers to coach basketball for youth ages 5-14 for the winter basketball season. Practices begin in January 2016 two days a week for two weeks. For more information, call 623-856-7470. Luke winter games The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Events

Retiree Appreciation Day: Giving back to vets

Posted  November 19, 2015

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 7. It was a day to give retirees a chance to come together and see what direction the Air Force is going. “It was a full house with a number of activities and resources available for the retirees,” said Capt. Chuck…

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Health & Safety

STREET BEAT November 20. 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 9 through 15 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the parking garage of Bldg. 1541. There were no injuries. Nov. 10:…

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