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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Luke receives AF’s 100th F-35

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The F-35  Lightning II program took a major step forward recently with the announcement of initial operational capability and another huge step was made at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II, designated AF-100, arrived here. “This marks a milestone and shows…

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AF selects best for developmental special duties

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen. The DSD program provides Airmen an important opportunity to lead and has been life-changing for those who have experienced it. “The DSD program is a phenomenal initiative to ensure we…

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Triathletes cover Luke territory

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center held the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon a little early this year, but it had the desired effect. More than 60 athletes participated individually or on one of six teams. They came from across base, and included some family members, to put themselves through the…


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Salutes & Awards

56th Fighter Wing names quarterly award winners

Posted  September 1, 2016

The following individuals are wing quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Franko Salajcik, 607th Air Control Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco, 56th Operations Support Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rene Garza, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Robert Hooper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Company grade officer instructor pilot: Capt. Joseph Chasser,…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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EFMP alive, well at Luke AFB

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Exceptional Family Member Program supports military families with special medical and educational needs. The program has three components: Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs, assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station and family support to…

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Program rewards academic excellence

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Military students can turn good grades into rewards — and have a chance to win a $2,000 gift card with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. Through the program, students in grades one through 12 who maintain a B average or better are…

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Exchange backs holidays with no-fee layaway

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden from inquisitive eyes. As of Sept. 1, the Luke Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items…

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