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Lightning integrated technicians reinvent F-35 maintenance

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians.

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Under Secretary Donovan returns to Luke for 61st FS graduation

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018, to gain insight into F-35 training operations and serve as the guest speaker for the 61st Fighter Squadron F-35A basic course graduation.

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Building a leader

To become an officer in the U.S. Air Force, an individual must display strong moral character, high academic strength, and be devoted to an honorable conduct with a persistent exemplification of integrity, service, and excellence in all that they do.

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General signs agreement …

Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, then 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the successor collective bargaining agreement June 13 for non-appropriated fund employees alongside negotiators at Luke Air Force Base. The new agreement covers conditions of employment affecting more than 300 NAF civilian employees in the AFGE 1547 bargaining unit. Proposals for the…

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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.


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Fitness Warrior

Posted  April 15, 2017

Fitness is a key component in achieving the mission at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., — building the future of airpower. With fitness, Airmen are able to achieve physical and spiritual health. For Sherri Biringer, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist supervisor, her love of fitness grew through a type of workout called CrossFit. CrossFit…

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MWDs retire, honored for service

Posted  April 12, 2017

Retiring from the military is a milestone only a few achieve throughout their careers. For military working dogs, their entire life is devoted to service until the day they retire.

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Attorney General of the United States visits Luke

Posted  April 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Attorney General of the United States Jefferson Sessions III addresses Airmen during an all-call held at Club Five Six April 11, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Sessions went into detail about the Service Members Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act,…

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Goldfein: Continuing resolution detrimental to Air Force

Posted  April 7, 2017

With the threat of a yearlong continuing resolution lingering, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and his fellow service chiefs called on Congress to approve an appropriation bill for fiscal year 2017 during a hearing on the topic April 5, 2017, on Capitol Hill.

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Air Force rugby, the last gentleman’s game

Posted  April 7, 2017

Rugby is an often misunderstood game in the United States. It has a well-earned reputation for toughness and high athleticism, but also for foreignness, as evidenced by the stark contrast in the sport’s international popularity with its virtually non-existent presence in major American sports media.

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