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Personalized Learning Cohort members gain insight on Luke’s pilot training mission

Members of the School of Superintendents Association Personalized Learning Cohort recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to collaboratively research, inspire, empower and amplify educators’ work to transform education.

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Top cadets from across Latin America visit Luke

A group of distinguished cadets from the air service academies of several Latin American countries visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2018, as part of the Department of Defense Latin American Cadet Initiative program.

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AMNPES seeks to grow, develop future Air Force leaders

Among the numerous resources Luke Airmen are able to use to enhance their professional growth, the Airmen Professional Enhancement Seminar is one of the best.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…

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Fly, Fight, Win — war to end all wars

While Memorial Day honors those who died in service to their country or later from wounds sustained during battle, Veteran’s Day is meant to honor all veterans, past and present, who served honorably in times of peace or war. So, what does Veteran’s Day mean to you?


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Events

Are you ready? Luke undergoes cyber readiness inspection

Posted  November 2, 2018

The Luke Command Cyber Readiness Inspection is scheduled for Dec. 17 through 21. It evaluates the 56th Fighter Wing’s compliance with Defense Department security orders and directives, and assesses network vulnerabilities, physical and traditional security, and user education and awareness. Here are a few simple steps to remember to help Luke stay cyber-ready 24-7/365: DO:…

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In Brief

Posted  November 2, 2018

Turkeys for troops Thanksgiving meals, including turkey/ham with side items, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and more, will be provided for families in need for the holiday. To support this effort, go to the commissary and purchase packaged, pre-made side items for $10 to donate. Place purchased items in bins near the exit….

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Retiree office here to serve

Posted  November 2, 2018

It is amazing how many questions retirees and their dependents can have about pay, health insurance, death benefits, the commissary or Luke Air Force Base Exchange. The 56th Fighter Wing has a Retiree Activity Office that can offer retirees and their families answers to questions or help with a problem. Its mission is to keep…

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Load crew comp …

Posted  November 2, 2018

Senior Airman Nadiya Frick, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, loads a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 5 during the 56th Maintenance Group third quarter load competition at Luke Air Force Base. Weapons load crews from various squadrons competed against one another to see who is the best load crew of…

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F-35s train in the night …

Posted  November 2, 2018

A 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II takes off on a nighttime sortie Oct. 11 from Luke Air Force Base. Pilots conduct periodic, routine night flying in order to train for nighttime and low-light operations. The training lasts for a few weeks and includes the use of night-vision optics and flight instruments, and afterburner take-offs…

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