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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Smoothie Bike

Posted  April 16, 2018

  Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in blending their own smoothie on a smoothie bike presented by the 56th Medical Group health promotions at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2018. The 56th MDG is celebrating National Nutrition Month by inspiring Thunderbolts to…

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Luke hosts 2018 first quarter Load Crew Competition

Posted  April 13, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Makiah Green, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches guidance fins onto an inert air-to-air missile during the 2018 1st Quarter Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 6. Green and other members of her three-person team divided responsibilities…

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RAAF Airmen learn logistics to develop F-35 program

Posted  April 11, 2018

The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., opened their doors to the Royal Australian Air Force to shadow the Materiel Management and the Deployment and Distribution flights for a one-month immersion opportunity to gain the expertise the partner nation needs to develop their F-35 program. Two Australian logisticians are the first…

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Dental readiness

Posted  April 11, 2018

Dental readiness is affects mission readiness. The Luke AFB dental clinic reminds you to brush, floss, and rinse!

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Posted  April 10, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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