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Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Every October Luke Air Force Base in Arizona observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year Luke had three major points of outreach to the community and a display honoring NDEAM in the Luke AFB library.

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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Ghost towns of Arizona

As Airmen, we have the unique opportunity to live in different places across the world, and this presents endless adventures to be pursued. In Arizona, there are more than 275 ghost towns to explore. Some of the largest and most prosperous towns were those that boomed during the gold, silver and copper rushes of the…

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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.


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Salutes & Awards

SAIGE award goes to E6

Posted  June 2, 2017

The following individual received a Society of American Indian Government Employee award: Military Meritorious Service Award Tech. Sgt. Andrea Sanchez, 310th Fighter Squadron Aviation Resource Management NCO in charge. The award is presented to those who have supported the Defense Department mission, overseas contingency operations and whose attributes best symbolize the qualities and core values…

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CCAF turns out 188 with diplomas

Posted  June 2, 2017

The following individuals graduated from the Community College of the Air Force in a ceremony held on May 18: Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology Staff Sgts. Thomas Carter, Alberto Escamilla, Shawn Graham, Tech. Sgt. Eugene Lofton, and Staff Sgt. Jimmy White Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Alicia Cutrell, Tech. Sgt. Shawn Finnegan and Senior…

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June16: Thunderbolt Nation “Selfless” Community Blitz

Posted  June 2, 2017

Luke Air Force Base Service Blitz is the second in a two-part action-orientated platform to pause our day-to-day mission and reinforce our focus on daily service and the difference we can make in the lives of others, our organizations and our community. The goal of this two-part platform is to demonstrate how serving and working…

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AAFES programs improve lives of Airmen

Posted  June 2, 2017

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been improving the lives of service members around the globe since 1895. AAFES provides Soldiers and Airmen a place to shop, dine, grab a snack, get a haircut, have their cars repaired and so much more, according to Aileen Rivenburg, 56th Fighter Wing Base Exchange General Manager….

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Air Force to release F-35 weight restrictions

Posted  June 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope. After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and…

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