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Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Two Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently received the 2017 Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award for their contributions in shaping Air Force culture by impacting Airmen’s professional growth and development within the 56th Fighter Wing.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Local

Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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Salutes & Awards

AF announces awards

Posted  May 4, 2018

The following individuals and units received Air Force-level awards: Public Affairs Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook, 56th FW/PA

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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 47 in class 18-3

Posted  May 4, 2018

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated four staff sergeants and 43 senior airmen March 23 in class 18-3. The award winners are senior airmen unless otherwise noted: John L. Levitow Award: Zharina Alapag, 56th Medical Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Trevor Osborn, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Nathen Foxworth, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Zachary Hopp,…

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Lightning II strikes in sky over ILA Berlin air show

Posted  May 4, 2018

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron landed in Berlin, Germany, April 20 as part of the United States delegation for the 2018 Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace Berlin Air and Trade Show. The F-35 logged its longest nonstop flight to date, lasting just over 11 hours before touching down in Germany…

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Health & Safety

Mouth guards: keeping your smile in check

Posted  May 4, 2018

Proper mouth protection is essential when playing sports. An appropriately fitted mouth guard is an important piece of athletic gear that helps to prevent injury to teeth and soft tissues in the mouth. According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing…

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Behavioral Health Services Employee assistance, work-life programs

Posted  May 4, 2018

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. May 9: Helping Loved Ones Age with Grace While most of us hope to live a long time, rarely are we able to truly grasp what life will be like in our golden years. This discussion highlights common issues seniors face, such as feeling isolated and the struggle of losing…

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