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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

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WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

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607th ACS all female mission makes history

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.


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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Posted  April 12, 2019

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Air Force Completes PFOS/PFOA Site Inspection at Luke AFB and Gila Bend AFAF

Posted  April 12, 2019

Air Force officials released the results of a site inspection conducted in Fall 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Ariz., that assessed the potential for Perfluorooctane Sulfanate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid presence in ground and surface water stemming from past firefighting activities. Drinking water on base at Luke…

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Luke Youth Programs celebrate April as Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 10, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez A child plays inside of an inflatable toy at the Month of the Military Child Celebration at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2019. Several children took turns with games, face painting, a DJ and much more to celebrate the families of military members. April…

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Luke kicks off SAAPM

Posted  April 10, 2019

Since 2001, April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Airmen at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona are ready to participate with education, training and open discussion. The Department of Defense chose ‘Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission’ as the theme for 2019. SAAPM is an annual campaign to raise…

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Heritage Flight training …

Posted  April 5, 2019

Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Staff Sgt. Justin Warren, F-16 Viper Demo Team public affairs, walks on the flightline March 2 during the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The five-day training prepares Air Force demonstration team pilots, maintenance and public affairs members for the upcoming 2019 air show season.

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