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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt earns Outstanding Airman of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been awarded as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes his success to his rigorous fitness routine and family.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty Local

8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Salutes & Awards

Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.


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In Brief

Posted  August 4, 2017

Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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Salutes & Awards

36 senior airmen graduate ALS

Posted  August 4, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen June 29 from Class 17-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Moriah Farnam, 61st Fighter Squadron Distinguished graduates: Taylor Wellnitz, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Jacob Mraz, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commandant’s award: Jacob Mraz, 56th CMS…

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People First

Posted  August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Air Force…

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Top Dogs pump out six combat-ready F-35 pilots

Posted  August 4, 2017

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron makes history on Aug. 5, graduating as the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course in the Air Force. It has taken eight months of tremendous teamwork from across the 56th Fighter Wing and Team Luke to produce these six F-35 fighter pilots for the combat air force….

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