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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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Chaplain’s thoughts … Enjoy the moment …

Posted  November 4, 2016

There is a four-foot high Lego tower on my kitchen counter. There are toy cars, small shoes, stuffed animals and a host of other things that were previously neatly put away scattered about my living room. There’s a pack-and-play thingy in the guest bedroom, sippy cups in the dish rack and jars of baby food…

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Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, helps Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prior to his first flight with the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2016. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)
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First flight …

Posted  November 4, 2016

Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, assists Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, Oct. 12 prior to his first flight in the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter.

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STREET BEAT

Posted  November 4, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 3 through 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 66 moving and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 4: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the base exchange parking garage. There were no injuries….

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Solo student handles in-flight emergency

Posted  November 4, 2016

A Buckeye, Arizona, man maintained calm while following his training when he responded to an in-flight emergency that resulted in a safe landing of the airplane with no damage to pilot or aircraft. Nick Sherman, 18, took off from Glendale Municipal Airport during a training solo and was not expecting to deal with a broken…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  November 4, 2016

Col. Robert Sylvester, 56th Mission Support Group commander, and Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron milpay technician, conclude the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities with a cake cutting at a luncheon Oct. 14 at Club Five Six. “Un Corazon Flamenco” performed, retired Chief Warrant Officer II Roy Delgado, now a city of El…

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