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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

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AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.


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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

Posted  April 17, 2017

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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Around the Air Force: April 14

Posted  April 17, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force Space Command commander, unveils three major space initiatives and the U.S. Air Force will partner with the Royal Air Force and French air force for Atlantic Trident 2017.

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Fitness Warrior

Posted  April 15, 2017

Fitness is a key component in achieving the mission at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., — building the future of airpower. With fitness, Airmen are able to achieve physical and spiritual health. For Sherri Biringer, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist supervisor, her love of fitness grew through a type of workout called CrossFit. CrossFit…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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MWDs retire, honored for service

Posted  April 12, 2017

Retiring from the military is a milestone only a few achieve throughout their careers. For military working dogs, their entire life is devoted to service until the day they retire.

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Attorney General of the United States visits Luke

Posted  April 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Attorney General of the United States Jefferson Sessions III addresses Airmen during an all-call held at Club Five Six April 11, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Sessions went into detail about the Service Members Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act,…

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