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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

Technology

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

Air Force

‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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Luke Air Force Base Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 through 14 2017 theme: ‘EVERY SECOND COUNTS’ Plan two ways out!

Posted  October 6, 2017

Oct. 9 through 13: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luke AFB commissary and Exchange • Learn about smoke detectors, home escape plans, kitchen fires and how to use a fire extinguisher • Visit information booths, see videos and get fire prevention materials for all ages • Get a photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog,…

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October is … Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted  October 6, 2017

We have been through the required training, yet the issue of domestic violence is personal. Many of us have stories. I was not aware, at the time, when a very close family member of mine watched her dog brutally killed in front of her by her partner, that hurting pets is now an acknowledged warning…

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New Parent

Posted  October 6, 2017

Moms prep by month to prepare for baby on-the-way Having a baby? Here is a helpful checklist to pace yourself as you prepare for the new arrival. Month 1 (4 to 6 weeks pregnant) Congratulations on finding out you are pregnant! • Spend this month learning about nutrition; begin prenatal vitamins if you haven’t already,…

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Street Beat

Posted  October 6, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 21 through Sept. 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 114 moving and 13 non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 22: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the base chapel. One driver backed into the other. There were…

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Air Force

54th Fighter Group

Posted  October 6, 2017

Description: The 54th Fighter Group is the U.S. Air Force premier F-16 training organization. This selectively manned unit conducts formal graduate-level F-16 initial, requalification, senior officer, and instructor training for Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard….

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