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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…


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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 46 in class 16-14

Posted  June 2, 2016

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen May 12 in class 16-14. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Derek Wagner, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jermaine Smith, 56th Force Support Squadron; Matthew Moore, 56th Contracting Squadron; Nicholas Ensminger, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and Alexandrialyn Alberto, 56th Communications Squadron…

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Senior airman James Hensley
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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

Posted  June 2, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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World

Partner support complex readies coalition countries

Posted  June 2, 2016

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The 53rd Wing activated on May 11 the F-35 Partner Support Complex, a U.S.-owned facility here that handles F-35 Lightning II testing. Robert Kraus assumed the new position as the complex’s director, making it the first civilian-led unit in the wing. Kraus, a retired lieutenant colonel, served as the…

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Sports

Going to the mat …

Posted  June 2, 2016

Courtesy photo First Lt. Clayton Gable, right, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron supervisory statistician, wrestles at the Armed Forces Championships Feb. 20 at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. Gable wrestled for the U.S. Air Force Academy and continues to wrestle for the Air Force wrestling team.

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Air Force

May: AF month in photos

Posted  June 2, 2016

Senior Airman Justyn Freeman Senior Airman Jacob Nevills, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boy, washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer May 3 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Members of the 455th ECES are digging out eight trenches to house eight footers for the future placement of four relocatable buildings. Senior…

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