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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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Health & Safety

Changes coming to: TRICARE retiree dental program

Posted  June 1, 2018

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10…

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Luke AFB ADAPT clinic Knowing alcohol limits can save self, others

Posted  June 1, 2018

What is your awareness of alcohol? Are you one of the 17.6 million people who suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence or engage in risky, binge-drinking patterns?” According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, that’s the number of citizens in the United States who experience those concerns. But it doesn’t have to…

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Make plan when changing baby’s diet

Posted  June 1, 2018

Does your baby seem to be wanting more and more breast milk and/or formula and still isn’t getting full? Do they reach for your food when you are eating? Your baby may be ready for an exciting new milestone. Here are some guidelines to know when to start, what to start with and more. Signs…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …No “Sirs” allowed: Observation from the Table

Posted  June 1, 2018

There is something altogether refreshing about our military culture where the words “sir” and “ma’am” are firmly ingrained in our vocabulary. I’m a bit old school, and I was born and raised in the South where these terms were drilled into my speech pattern from an early age; so these words are comfortable and pleasant…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  June 1, 2018

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 23 through May 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 54 moving violations and 25 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents April 23: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 461. A driver struck a parked vehicle…

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