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AGE flights across Luke AFB become centrally located in a bigger building

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., moved its F-35A Lightning II operations to a vacant building left by the F-16 Fighting Falcon engine shop.

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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

Events

Women’s history month is celebrated across Luke

March has been observed as Women’s History month since the early 1980s, honoring the contributions women have made throughout history.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.


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19th AF commander visits Luke

Posted  March 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, talks with Col. Gregory Hutson, 56th Maintenance Group commander, March 4, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Hutson introduced Doherty to the Lightning Integrated Technician program, a new way of doing maintenance on the F-35.   Air…

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Commander throws first

Posted  March 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, throws a baseball in the air at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 1, 2019. Canterbury threw the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs baseball game.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class…

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56th CES maintain barriers, ensure safety

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider An F-16A Fighting Falcon prepares to catch the emergency cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands during an emergency situation.   Air…

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Salutes & Awards

GCU hosts Luke leadership, families: Honors military members, their service to America

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group, Detachment 2 aviation resource manager, sings “God Bless America” before a Grand Canyon University basketball game, Feb. 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz. GCU hosted Luke Air Force Base leadership and families honoring military members and their service to America….

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

Posted  March 1, 2019

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.

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