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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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United States Air Force in photos

Posted  May 5, 2016

Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane Airmen assigned to the Missouri Air National Guard‘s139th Airlift Wing participate in a ruck march April 22 in Elwood, Kansas. The Airmen were qualifying for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. The event included running, swimming, sprints, pull-up hang, pistol marksmanship and a ruck march. Participants could qualify in…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

Posted  May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of AF

Posted  May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the nomination to serve…

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Sports Shorts May 6, 2016

Posted  May 5, 2016

Extramural golf season The extramural golf season begins June 9. Squadrons that wish to participate must complete and submit a letter of intent to Jemia Fournier by May 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Games will be played at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $17…

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PEOPLE FIRST May 6, 2016

Posted  May 5, 2016

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Urgent care…

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