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AGE flights across Luke AFB become centrally located in a bigger building

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., moved its F-35A Lightning II operations to a vacant building left by the F-16 Fighting Falcon engine shop.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

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Women’s history month is celebrated across Luke

March has been observed as Women’s History month since the early 1980s, honoring the contributions women have made throughout history.

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SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.


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New Parent

Posted  October 6, 2017

Moms prep by month to prepare for baby on-the-way Having a baby? Here is a helpful checklist to pace yourself as you prepare for the new arrival. Month 1 (4 to 6 weeks pregnant) Congratulations on finding out you are pregnant! • Spend this month learning about nutrition; begin prenatal vitamins if you haven’t already,…

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Street Beat

Posted  October 6, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 21 through Sept. 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 114 moving and 13 non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 22: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the base chapel. One driver backed into the other. There were…

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54th Fighter Group

Posted  October 6, 2017

Description: The 54th Fighter Group is the U.S. Air Force premier F-16 training organization. This selectively manned unit conducts formal graduate-level F-16 initial, requalification, senior officer, and instructor training for Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard….

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Justice Report

Posted  October 6, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in May, June and July at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of two charges and two specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134, procuring acts of prostitution and indecent language. The member…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 6, 2017

Service before self benefits everyone I am not a social media aficionado. However, I do occasionally peruse Facebook to look at photos of family and friends and keep up to date with the happenings in people’s lives. The other day I came across an interesting post from an Airman I met while deployed. He has…

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