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Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Reservist serves underserved communities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer,’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this year…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Holiday Greetings to all in Fighter Country, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digital copy of this week’s Luke AFB Thunderbolt. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:


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Thunderbolt Cup

Posted  September 25, 2017

Luke is hosting its second annual Thunderbolt Cup Sept. 28 and 29. This Olympic style competition will test our Airmen’s physical and mental readiness, while offering a fun break away from their daily routines. To sign up, visit www.eventbrite.com. #ThunderboltCup

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Luke begins F-35 MRA course

Posted  August 4, 2016

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30. “It’s exciting to be the first F-35 MRA class at Luke,” said Airman Kyle George, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-35 MRA…

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Luke F-35 seat modifications expand aviator pool

Posted  January 29, 2018

Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result during ejection seat procedures.

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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted  May 5, 2017

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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Around the Air Force: April 21

Posted  April 24, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Academy grad treks to space, the 10th African Partnership Flight kicks off and the 2017 Air Force photo contest opens soon.

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