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In the line of fire, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance

The smell of gunpowder in the air, the sound of brass bullets hitting the ground and the feeling of accomplishment is just a small taste of what it feels like when you enter the 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.


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Drunk Driving

Posted  September 13, 2017

Airmen on Luke set up “crashes” to help bring awareness to their fellow Airmen about the bitter truth behind drunk driving accidents. Together we can change the Air Force from the 56th Fighter Wing by setting an example for others to follow.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony

Posted  September 13, 2017

  Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Senior Airman Owen Ricker, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Fighter, poses for a portrait Sept. 11, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During Team Luke’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Ricker played his ceremonial bagpipes and also participated in a 10-story stair climb in the air…

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Thunderbolts prepare for Air Force 70th Birthday

Posted  September 8, 2017

Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force which has a rich history that revolutionized how the U.S. military functions as we know it today. Today’s Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians all who have answered our Nation’s…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted  September 8, 2017

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted  September 8, 2017

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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