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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Local

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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It’s all about the hooks

Posted  March 3, 2017

SOUTHWEST ASIA — High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station. Now within 20 nautical miles of the target, the pilot arms the weapons on board and checks in with a joint terminal attack controller, identifying the call sign, position and combat load of munitions. The pilot can see explosions, small arms fire…

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Hands on appreciation
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Thank you so much for all the ‘Thanks’

Posted  March 3, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. — If I went through my past receipts on military discounts I would calculate a lot of cash left in my wallet from the generosity and appreciation of American businesses through the years; especially from hardware stores. A kitchen renovation is the newest project I’m tackling on my own time since its mid-winter…

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In Brief

Posted  March 3, 2017

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Salutes & Awards

AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

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Salutes & Awards

FW announces annual awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The following individuals received 56th Fighter Wing staff agency annual awards: Airman: Senior Airman Corey Shires, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW Public Affairs Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th CPTS Field grade officer: Maj. David Barns, 56th FW Chapel Civilian:…

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