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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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Luke Days …

Posted  April 6, 2018

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook A child plays with a toy model F/A-18 Hornet March 17 during the U.S. Navy Blue Angels performance at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Days presents military airpower and civilian acts March 17-18 to a public audience of thousands of attendees from Arizona and around the world.

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Behavioral Health Services Employee assistance, work-life programs

Posted  April 6, 2018

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. April 11: How Stress Affects Men and Women Differently We all experience some amount of stress each day. The effect this has on our mental and physical well-being can vary depending on our coping and resilience abilities. It may surprise you, however, that the impact also differs across the sexes….

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Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kickoff breakfast

Posted  April 4, 2018

  Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, and Col. Robert Sylvester, 56th Mission Support Group commander, sign the Air Force Assistance Fund donation forms during the AFAF campaign kickoff breakfast at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 2, 2018. Kwiatkowski and Sylvester…

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Health & Safety

Thunderbolts are reminded to ‘See Something, Say Something’ about suspicious activity

Posted  April 4, 2018

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Luke hosts 2018 Heritage Flight training, certification course

Posted  April 4, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II, P-51 Mustang, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and P-40 Warhawk fly in formation during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight…

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