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GRACE LEE Salutes & Awards

Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

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Load crews face off in test of best

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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RIDGE SHAN Air Force

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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MARCY COPELAND World

Every scarf tells a story

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…


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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
Events

Load crews face off in test of best

Posted  February 4, 2016

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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RIDGE SHAN
Air Force

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted  February 4, 2016

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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Luke home to championship golf course

Posted  February 4, 2016

Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The Luke Falcon Dunes Golf Course water pond is an irrigation pond used to water the golf course. The course is considered to be one of the top military golf courses in the U.S., according to Arizona Golf Authority, and is located at 15100 W. Northern Ave. in Waddell…

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DFAC reopens

Posted  February 4, 2016

Airman 1st Class Briar Tillery, 56th Force Support Squadron services apprentice, cooks eggs for breakfast for Airmen Monday at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility. The DFAC was closed due to maintenance on the plumbing system and installation of a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system. The DFAC has reopened and the hours are…

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STREET BEAT February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 25 through 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 931. Security forces…

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