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Luke 1 holds first commander’s call

Courtesy Photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, begins his first commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base Monday. Pleus took command of the fighter wing June 20. Brig. Gen Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, held his first commander’s call Monday at the Luke Air Force Base theater. The day was divided…

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No one flies until flight med gives OK

James Hensley Airman 1st Class Shawn Martinez, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine technician, checks over the ambulance Aug. 19 with Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th AMDS medical technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Martinez ensures the vehicle is prepped and ready for emergency response on the flightline by checking the lights, ensuring the equipment…

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Motivated Airman dedicated to AF

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems technician, shows off her Muhammad Ali T-shirt, which to her represents an expression of determination and how a person with determination can overcome any obstacle. The absence of a father can be detrimental to a child, but in the military,…

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Luke F-35 mission scores 100th sortie

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter makes an approach to land Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The fighter jet was concluding the 100th F-35 sortie flown at Luke. Luke Air Force Base launched its 100th F-35A Lightning II sortie at approximately noon on Tuesday. “Flying the 100th F-35A sortie…

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Sponsoring Airmen makes big difference for them

A permanent change of station can be overwhelming for the Airman coming from technical training school or for the family who feels as though they have moved a thousand times, but having a sponsor can make all the difference when arriving at a new station.


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Health & Safety

Luke automated switchboard service

Posted  June 1, 2012

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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Cookie drop

Posted  June 1, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Biel, Bulk Fuel Company C training chief, receives a case of Girl Scout Cookies May 23 from Savannah Hale, Troop 1219 member, at Luke Air Force Base.

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Feeding Thunderbolts

Posted  June 1, 2012

Senior Airman Michael O’Neil, 56th Force Support Squadron Food Services journeyman, prepares a meal for Airmen during lunch time at Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility.

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Memorial Day Murph

Posted  June 1, 2012

Kris Lacson, 56th Force Support Squadron, performs pushups during the Memorial Day Murph at the Luke Air Force Base track May 28. Each participant did 100 pullups, 200 pushups and 300 squats.

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Sports Shorts June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Tom Kuyper B-ball camp Youth, ages 8 to 14, learn fundamental basketball skills from Coach Tom Kuyper during the camp 1 to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost is $10 per member due at sign-up no later than June 22. For more information, call (623) 856-7470….

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Defenders remember fallen brothers

Posted  May 24, 2012

An annual security forces retreat ceremony occurred May 17 at the Luke Air Force Base flag pole, in memory of  the 18 Airmen who lost their lives May 15, 1975. Many may not know or fully understand the history of the Mayaguez incident and why even 37 years later it still lingers within the thoughts…

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Thank you, Thunderbolts

Posted  May 24, 2012

Greetings Team Luke! Wow, what can I say, time flies when you’re having fun … this has been a superb ride. Unfortunately for me, I am at the end of a phenomenal tour having to leave a magnificent community. As we depart, I just want to say “thanks” to all for your acceptance, support, teamwork…

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Honoring a fallen Thunderbolt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Harden, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight chief, speaks during the memorial service of Senior Airman Kenneth Lee, Jr. at the base chapel May 18. Lee was a munitions system specialist assigned to the 56th EMS.

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Luke hosts POW symposium

Posted  May 24, 2012

Hundreds gathered at the base theater to hear the stories of seven prisoners of war May 18 at Luke Air Force Base. During the Vietnam War, these pilots spent anywhere from 55 to 2,734 days as a POW between September 1965 and March 1973. Air Force Col. Phillip Smith was held the longest. He flew…

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Road Closure Advisory The Maricopa County Department of Transportation contractor will temporarily close Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road beginning at 3 a.m Tuesday to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield Road and Dysart Road will remain open. Glendale Avenue or Olive Avenue may be used as an alternate…

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