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US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.

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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.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

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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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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Salutes & Awards

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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Health & Safety

Open season approaches

Posted  November 2, 2018

The TRICARE open enrollment season is Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. TRICARE Open Season is an annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in, change, or dis-enroll from a health plan. Each year, open season runs from the Monday of the second full week in November through the Monday of the second full week in…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  November 2, 2018

You are what you do every day I once heard a great leader say, “You are what you do every day.” As he unpacked that phrase, I was immediately convicted of several things. First off, I was convicted how true that statement is. I realized that a number of my self-perceptions of areas of strength…

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