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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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RIDGE SHAN People and Places

Refugee recalls horrors

She remembers the smell. Without a functioning sanitation system, raw sewage lined the rows of tents in the camp. Families would shower by poking holes into cups and pouring small amounts of their rationed water into them. Not enough to clean a child. She had no friends, save for her siblings. With no schools, the…

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Thunderbolts, Arizonans remember Lieutenant Luke’s sacrifice

The 56th Fighter Wing and members of the local community memorialized the 100th anniversary of the death of Arizona-native 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr., a World War I ace fighter pilot and the namesake of Luke Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2018, in a ceremony at the state capitol in Phoenix.


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Luke Fire Department hosts Fire Prevention week

Posted  October 10, 2018

With home fire safety as the main topic this year for the National Fire Protection Association, Doug Smith, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, encourages everyone to educate themselves on taking these simple steps in order to be better prepared in the event of a fire. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week messages point to the…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted  October 9, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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Luke’s Propulsion Flight transitions to Holloman AFB

Posted  October 5, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Larry Faulkner, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight jet engine technician, looks inside an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine core at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2018. The propulsion team is in the midst of relocating to Holloman AFB, which will be the future location…

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People and Places

Nobel Prize winner’s line began in Spain, Cuba

Posted  October 5, 2018

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911, the second child and oldest son of Walter Alvarez, a physician, and his wife Harriet née Smyth. His grandfather, Luis F. Álvarez, was a physician…

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Health & Safety

Know signs of abuse in relationships

Posted  October 5, 2018

October is Halloween season, when many of us are gearing up for trips to haunted houses, costume parties, and taking the kids trick or treating. Did you know October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? It seems, despite the popularity of horror films, the real-life horror of domestic violence is one that many people can’t…

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