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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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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted  June 2, 2016

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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LFE includes F-35 for first time

Posted  June 2, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — After eight months of intense training, the 310th and 309th fighter squadron students of the Basic F-16 Fighting Falcon course were put to their final test as they joined forces with the F-35II Lightning and a multitude of other platforms during their capstone large-force exercises April 18 through 29,…

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One foot in front of the other

Posted  June 2, 2016

Being one of the Air Force’s new cadre of F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots and pulling multiple G-forces daily puts a toll on one’s body, however, that’s nothing compared to running a 100-mile race through rugged terrain. Maj. Peter Cossette, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pi¬lot, ran the Zion 100 Mile Ultra Marathon along the…

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Gassing up the F-35 …

Posted  June 2, 2016

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II receives fuel from a KC -135 Stratotanker May 5 at 21,000 feet above Arizona.

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted  May 21, 2016

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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