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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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November: Native American Heritage Month

Posted  December 3, 2015

Luke Air Force Base invited a group of Arizona Native Americans to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 19 outside the base theater. “We took the time to recognize the Native American culture,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Jolan, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron assistant propulsion flight chief. “We invited Native American artists from different tribes to…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts … December 4, 2015

Posted  December 3, 2015

A letter to parents of Airmen Through the years I, as a chaplain, have received numerous phone calls from parents who were concerned about their sons or daughters. Perhaps a grandparent had died, or a relationship had ended or perhaps they sensed that their child was beginning to make bad decisions. Whatever the reason, they…

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Events

STREET BEAT

Posted  December 3, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 16 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 13 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 23: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a major single-vehicle accident at Fighter Country Avenue and Johnson Lane….

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Sports

61st AMU sprints past 56th MDG for win

Posted  December 3, 2015

The 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit softball team charged to victory over the 56th Medical Group team late in the evening Nov. 17 at Luke. Through a combination of steadfast defense throughout and heavy hitting in the late innings, especially in the last inning drive, the 61st AMU overtook the 56th MDG by a score of…

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F-35A enters Edwards’ BAF for first time

Posted  November 25, 2015

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t…

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