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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.

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

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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A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

Posted  March 3, 2017

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron…

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Construction of fourth F-35 squadron underway

Posted  March 3, 2017

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and nondestructive inspection building. “The construction near the nondestructive inspection lab is for the hangar, squadron operations and an aircraft maintenance…

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AF committed to fostering civilian talent via developmental education

Posted  March 3, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has created a new leadership development course designed specifically for GS-12 and GS-13 civilians and equivalent pay schedules. The Air Force will undertake new measures to increase opportunities for civilians at the GS-12 and 13 levels to participate in professional development programs, using an additional $1…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted  March 3, 2017

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted  March 3, 2017

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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