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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition. This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Luke AFB, which includes information for each organization on…

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RIDGE SHAN People and Places

Refugee recalls horrors

She remembers the smell. Without a functioning sanitation system, raw sewage lined the rows of tents in the camp. Families would shower by poking holes into cups and pouring small amounts of their rationed water into them. Not enough to clean a child. She had no friends, save for her siblings. With no schools, the…

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Thunderbolts, Arizonans remember Lieutenant Luke’s sacrifice

The 56th Fighter Wing and members of the local community memorialized the 100th anniversary of the death of Arizona-native 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr., a World War I ace fighter pilot and the namesake of Luke Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2018, in a ceremony at the state capitol in Phoenix.


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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  January 5, 2018

The following is a list of actions issued in the months of August, September and October 2017 at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • An airman first class was found guilty of one charge and five specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine. The…

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Events

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted  March 10, 2016

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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Sports

Sports Shorts

Posted  October 29, 2015

White Tanks hike The White Tank Mountain Hike is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and is open to the Luke Air Force Base community. Children ages 7 to 12 may attend. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Round-trip transportation departs from the Bryant Fitness Center. Guides, breakfast and lunch…

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Women’s Mentoring Panel

Posted  April 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan A display exhibits excerpts of women’s history at the Women’s Mentoring Panel luncheon Mar. 21, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The panel honored Women’s History Month by allowing accomplished women from Luke to speak about their experiences and share stories of overcoming challenges.   Air…

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Around Luke

Posted  October 9, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Sean Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management and mobility journeyman, issues supplies to Airman 1st Class Randolph Pierce, 56th Security Forces Squadron trainee, to use for training at Luke Air Force Base. The warehouse supplies plates, helmets and chemical biological radiological nuclear gear. M8 and M9 detector paper…

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