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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted  May 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Alpha Warrior team visits Luke

Posted  April 28, 2017

The Alpha Warrior team recently visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to interact with Airmen and roll out its Battle Rig obstacle course that will be used to enhance Airmen fitness at the Warrior Fitness Center. Nearly 100 Thunderbolts were in attendance including Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, who competed in the…

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Earth Day: Luke Hosts E-Waste Recycling Event

Posted  April 28, 2017

Air Force photograph Members of Luke Air Force Base’s Environmental Excellence Program hosted an E-Waste Recycling Event April 26, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The recycling event allowed Airmen to donate their old electronics and also provided education on ways to conserve, preserve, and restore the environment. This year, Luke Air Force Base,…

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Holocaust child survivor speaks at Luke

Posted  April 26, 2017

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held its Days of Remembrance April 20, 2017, honoring the memory of the lives lost during the atrocities of the Holocaust.

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Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Whisler Brothers Take Flight

Posted  April 26, 2017

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel The Whisler brothers, Lt. Col. Mark Whisler, 21st Fighter Squadron director of operations, and Lt. Col. Steve Whisler, Air Education and Training Command evaluator pilot, pose for a photo before flying for the first time together in their Air Force careers April 24, 2017, at Luke…

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