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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Two Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently received the 2017 Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award for their contributions in shaping Air Force culture by impacting Airmen’s professional growth and development within the 56th Fighter Wing.

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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…


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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Salutes & Awards

Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award

Posted  March 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Scottsdale, Luke fire departments joined forces

Posted  March 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, speaks with Scottsdale firefighters after completing a training exercise Mar. 16, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The objective of the exercise was to control the means of egress and evacuate victims while stabilizing the fire. The…

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Around the Air Force: March 20

Posted  March 20, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing comments on a fatal plane crash and changes are made to the enlisted professional military education program.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
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FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone

Posted  March 15, 2017

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 7, 2017, when they flew their 100th sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission

Posted  March 15, 2017

The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.

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