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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 offers drone guidelines

Posted  September 29, 2017

Flying a drone near Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has both safety and legal responsibilities.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 26

Posted  September 29, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico.

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Data collection continues to assess flightline environment

Posted  September 27, 2017

Members of Team Luke and Wright-Patterson’s U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine conducted a second set of assessments the week of Sept. 18, this time focusing on air quality on the flightline supporting the F-35A Lightning II program at the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

Posted  September 25, 2017

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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Thunderbolt Cup

Posted  September 25, 2017

Luke is hosting its second annual Thunderbolt Cup Sept. 28 and 29. This Olympic style competition will test our Airmen’s physical and mental readiness, while offering a fun break away from their daily routines. To sign up, visit www.eventbrite.com. #ThunderboltCup

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