Featured Headlines

Commentary

Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide with more than 175 countries and 1 billion people commemorating the day each year.

Local

Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

Local

Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Posted  April 5, 2019

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

Full Story »

Local

In Brief 04/05/19

Posted  April 5, 2019

Chapel Easter services Catholic services Seder meal (Ecumenical) at 6 p.m. April 16 Mass of Last Supper at 7 p.m. April 18 Living Stations of Cross at 3 p.m. April 19 – Chapel on Mall Veneration of Cross at 7 p.m. April 19 Easter vigil at 7:30 p.m. April 20 Easter Mass at 10 a.m….

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

New SMSgts announced

Posted  April 5, 2019

The following master sergeants have been selected for senior master sergeant at Luke Air Force Base:  56th Fighter Wing Colette Roe 56th Operations Support Squadron Rebecca James 607th Air Control Squadron David Moats 56th Maintenance Group Maximillia Heredia and John Julian 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron James Byers 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit John Accurso 63rd AMU…

Full Story »

Local

Chaplain’s thoughts … Find purpose by adding value to others

Posted  April 5, 2019

The Easter season is upon us, and in my faith tradition as a Christian, I am reminded of the impact Jesus made while interacting with people on this earth. His love for people and acts of service provides meaning for so many faith groups around the world. One of the interactions I’d like to highlight,…

Full Story »

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

Posted  April 5, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

Full Story »