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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship

Posted  August 25, 2017

The Air Force has selected candidates to participate in the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship to be held in Millington, Tenn., from Sept. 4-9, 2017. Included in the selection is Master Sgt. John J. Accorso of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. If selected, candidates will move on to represent the Air Force at the 2017…

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Luke hosts annual triathlon

Posted  August 23, 2017

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held its 11th annual triathlon on Aug. 19, 2017. Airmen of all ranks participated with those in the community in teams and individuals to compete in the event.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel A Team Luke triathlon participant swims during the Luke Triathlon at Luke…

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Shoot for the future

Posted  August 23, 2017

Ever since he was in diapers, Tech. Sgt. Bradley has been in love with basketball. Now, with his final season of playing Air Force Basketball, he balances his career with his true passion.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 22

Posted  August 23, 2017

On this look Around the Air Force the new Space Operations Directorate has achieved operating capability, the Pathfinder Initiative protects cyberspace assets, and starting Sept. 1st, 2017, the Express Scripts Tricare pharmacy home delivery program begins.

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Detachment 12,the future F-35 maintainers

Posted  August 21, 2017

Airmen at Detachment 12 are the future F-35 maintainers. They hone in on their skills and use what they learn to get help get the pilots in the air every day.

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