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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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Young soldier’s adventure gives chance of lifetime

Posted  November 2, 2018

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit movie screens in 1989. This motion picture highlighted two high school seniors’ history project and how it turned into an excellent adventure.

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Smokin’ HOT F-35 …

Posted  November 2, 2018

Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust.

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Berry gets LIT brief …

Posted  November 2, 2018

Lt. Gen. Warren Berry, Air Force deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection, examines aircraft components produced in-house by some of Luke Air Force Base’s tenant units, Oct. 4. Berry’s visit laid out plans for the evaluation of several F-35 Lightning II maintenance programs which may enhance productivity and maintenance efficiency Air…

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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Posted  November 2, 2018

Throughout the decades, martial arts have fascinated millions of people all over the world. There have been numerous motion pictures featuring martial artists such as Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Bruce Lee. The Karate Kid movies entertained audiences worldwide.

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Air Force gave brothers keys to success

Posted  November 2, 2018

Retired senior master sergeants Gary Fetters and his brother Rod Fetters own Castle Rock Homes, a successful Phoenix area home building company. Castle Rock has pioneered a unique method of home building.

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