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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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DOD civilians, service members must remain apolitical

Posted  November 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — Service members and Defense Department civilians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t matter who is elected or what party that person represents. DOD personnel will follow the lawful orders of the commander in chief. Tradition There is a long tradition of being apolitical in…

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People First

Posted  November 4, 2016

AF manpower, personnel, services leaders talk recruiting, retention The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services spoke on recruiting and retaining the best and brightest and keeping military families together during an Air Force Association breakfast Oct. 12 in Arlington, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso is responsible for strength management, education…

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944th Airmen support Exercise Valiant Shield

Posted  November 4, 2016

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Members from the 944th and 452nd logistic readiness squadrons performed their annual training alongside the 36th LRS at Andersen AFB, in support of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. The biennial field training exercise provided the Airmen the opportunity to integrate and support more than 3,000 additional service members and U.S….

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Luke Exchange announces 2016 Toyland toy book featuring ‘Military Brat-Approved’ toys

Posted  November 4, 2016

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military kids hone in on the perfect holiday gift idea to find at the Luke Exchange with its 2016 Toyland toy book released worldwide Nov. 4. Stocked with the hottest fall toys for boys and girls of all ages, the Toyland toy book features a special…

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T-bolts man VA sports clinic

Posted  November 4, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Sept. 19 through 23 in San Diego. More than 40 Airmen attended the clinic assisting disabled veterans. Sports activities, such as surfing, archery, sailing, kayaking, cycling and rowing, proved rehabilitative…

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