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Construction plan supports F-35 program

A multi-disciplinary team across the 56th Fighter Wing is preparing Luke Air Force Base to become the largest F-35 Lightning II training base in the world.

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Munition flight’s isolation strengthens unit

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight involves all types of conventional munition systems and is an essential component to the Luke Air Force Base mission.

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Reservist lends hand

Master Sgt. Steven Joubert, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, is the first Air Reserve technician aircrew chief to hold a position within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit since the base realignment and closure in 2007.

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This week in history

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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U.S. service members receive ‘heroic welcome’ at Ramstein

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived safely Aug. 24 at Ramstein Air Base via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train Aug. 21.


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This week in history

Posted  September 4, 2015

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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U.S. service members receive ‘heroic welcome’ at Ramstein

Posted  September 4, 2015

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived safely Aug. 24 at Ramstein Air Base via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train Aug. 21.

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309th AMU: F-16 mission strong as ever

Posted  September 4, 2015

It takes a lot of work to keep an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying, and it takes a lot of people to keep the fighter squadrons at Luke Air Force Base mission-ready. To ensure this is accomplished, Luke organizes aircraft maintenance units to do the job.

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Gas-up at Express for value

Posted  September 4, 2015

Gas prices could dip below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving, according to gasbuddy.com. As the cost continues to plummet, the Exchange wants to ensure drivers are aware of the procedures in place to determine pump prices at Luke Air Force Base and the benefits available to authorized shoppers. The MILITARY STAR® card, for example, is…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  September 4, 2015

No one is perfect Last week the news broke about indiscretions in the life of reality TV personality Josh Duggar from the show “19 Kids and Counting.” Duggar is an avowed Christian and worked as a political lobbyist for conservative family values. Aside from the personal cost to him and his family, is the greater…

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Fly Over: ‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle’ and ‘Rick and Morty’

Posted  September 4, 2015

‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle’ This is the year I put my goals into action, so I thought it would also be good to get my health in check. There is something I have that not many people have heard of. It’s a disease that selects its targets at random and is not caused by known…

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Taking turns dropping bombs

Posted  September 4, 2015

A pilot from the 357th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base performs a low-altitude strafe in an A-10 Warthog over Range 2 Aug. 26 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona near the Mexico-U.S. border. The BMGR is the nation’s third largest tactical aviation range and is essential for developing and maintaining the…

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Justice Report

Posted  September 4, 2015

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in August at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana. The individual received a reduction to airman and a reprimand. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  September 4, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 24 through 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 19 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 26: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Super Saber Street and Johnson Lane. There was no…

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Sports Shorts – September 4, 2014

Posted  September 4, 2015

Powerlifter breaks Luke strength records Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Jamie Gamilla deadlifts a record-breaking 285 pounds Aug. 21 during the Luke Air Force Base powerlifting competition at the 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center Combat PT Center. Gamilla also broke the Luke challenge board record…

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