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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.

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Luke Exchange shoppers make difference in QOL support

Posted  September 1, 2017

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $517,635 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At Luke Air Force Base, these include the fitness center, outdoor…

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Posted  September 1, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 24 through Aug. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 22 moving and five non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 24: SFS responded to a report of a hit and run at Bldg. 1535. The driver struck a pedestrian near Credit Union…

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Global War on Terror

Posted  September 1, 2017

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed. Following the attacks, in 2001, the U.S. Air Force was deployed against the Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Operating from Diego Garcia, Chagos Archipelago, B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer bombers attacked Taliban positions. The Air Force deployed daisy cutter bombs, dropped from C-130 Hercules cargo planes, for the first…

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Around Luke– Reading is fun…

Posted  September 1, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Maj. Maritzel Castrellon, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, reads to children Aug. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base library. As the new 56th FSS commander, Castrellon familiarizes herself with her units by traveling to them and getting hands-on experience.

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Luke honors gold star family

Posted  August 30, 2017

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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