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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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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.

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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.


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PEOPLE FIRST November 20, 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Art therapy…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … November 20, 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop As the father of three I love telling Aesop’s Fables to my children. One such story is the simple yarn entitled “The Dog and His Reflection.” The story goes that a dog with a bone in his mouth was crossing a bridge. When he looked into…

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Luke Exchange keeps ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

Posted  November 19, 2015

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family. “As a part of the military community, the Exchange understands that time with family, for both customers and…

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Norway joins Luke …

Posted  November 19, 2015

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Maj. Gen. Morten Klever, Norwegian F-35 Program director, poses Nov. 10 in front of one of the first two Norwegian F-35 Lighting IIs to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. This marks the second international partner to have F-35s arrive for training at Luke.

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Health & Safety

November: Warrior Care Month

Posted  November 19, 2015

This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month is “Show of Strength.” On Nov. 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates established November as Warrior Care Month. He said Warrior Care Month is a, “Defense Department-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families,…

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