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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

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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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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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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