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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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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.

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61st AMU Weapons Load

Posted  April 6, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Staff Sgt. Matthew Perry, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load a GBU-12 Paveway II munition on an F-35A Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28, 2018. The Air Force uses precision-guided munitions like the GBU-12 to complete air-to-ground missions….

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Technology helps overcome deployment challenges

Posted  April 6, 2018

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Military life is not easy. The men and women who serve in our armed forces protect our freedoms and way of life. They make tremendous sacrifices along with their families in service to our country. Service members often have to endure times of separation from their loved ones, from…

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In Brief

Posted  April 6, 2018

AFGE cookout Defense Department, nonappropriated fund, Army, Air Force Exchange Services and Defense Commissary Agency civilian employees are invited to a Lunch and Learn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Local Union office, 14035 W. Mitchell St., First Floor, east end of Bldg. 156. The food is barbecue-style and is free….

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Luke Days 2018 demonstrations

Posted  April 6, 2018

Marion Cartland The Desert Rats Formation Demonstration Team performed at the 2018 Luke Days airshow. They are based at the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport. Marion Cartland The U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlined the 2018 Luke Days airshow March 17 and 18 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Help for crying baby stress

Posted  April 6, 2018

Having a baby can be an extremely exciting time. The addition of a new member to the family can also be a bit stressful to adjust to. Do you ever have times when your newborn has long bouts of crying? Do you feel like you have exhausted all measures to try and calm your baby…

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