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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.

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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.

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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.

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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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Snack-o pilot program set to takeoff in April

Posted  March 11, 2019

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham Deborah Robinson, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health Promotion dietician, teaches a class of snack bar monitors about the Go for Green program specifics being implemented in their units at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The 10 units participating are part of a pilot program…

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F-35 maintainer is on his way to becoming an F-35 pilot

Posted  March 11, 2019

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lausanne Kinder Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses for a photo with an F-35 Jan. 29, 2019, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Martin is an Air Reserve Technician working out of the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit. He scheduled to attend Officer Training School in…

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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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