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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Salutes & Awards

Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Local

First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.


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Health & Safety

Help offered for state of mind

Posted  May 5, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental health…

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Around Luke – Heavy metal …

Posted  May 5, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Marie Henning, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron material handler, moves a 55 gallon drum of hydraulic fluid at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS storage section signs in and out 50 products daily to customers.

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

Posted  May 5, 2016

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted  April 28, 2016

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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Civic leaders lean in …

Posted  April 28, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Members of the World President’s Group listen to different heartbeats through stethoscopes during a facilities tour April 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The group, made up of civic leaders from the local community, toured the base to learn more about Luke’s mission.

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