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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Health & Safety

Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Health & Safety

Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Local

63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

Posted  March 22, 2017

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Events

Airmen get unique opportunity at the Phoenix International Raceway

Posted  March 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., stand at attention while two F-35s from the 62nd Fighter Squadron perform a flyover during the opening ceremony of the Camping World 500 Mar. 19, 2017, at the Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. Airmen from Luke Air Force Base,…

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So others may dream

Posted  March 22, 2017

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Salutes & Awards

Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award

Posted  March 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical…

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