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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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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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Blazing way from past to today

Posted  March 3, 2017

Congress passed into law March as National Women’s History Month in 1987. However, the roots of the observance month date back as far as 1843. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a group of female textile workers, also referred to as the Lowell Mill Girls, refused to accept the substandard conditions in which they were forced to work….

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Heritage Flight training, certification takes team to Tucson

Posted  March 3, 2017

The heritage flight program has flown aircraft during open houses and airshows across the country. This is the second year in which the F-35 Lightning II participated in the heritage program. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 the F-35 flew in formations with several aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-38…

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Chief shares ‘Top 10’ lessons learned over career

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 944th Fighter Wing bid farewell to their command chief as she retired after 27 years in the Air Force in a ceremony Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Hutson, 944th FW command chief, said her tear-filled goodbyes to the men and women of the wing during an emotional ceremony…

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People First

Posted  March 3, 2017

AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by…

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