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AGE flights across Luke AFB become centrally located in a bigger building

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., moved its F-35A Lightning II operations to a vacant building left by the F-16 Fighting Falcon engine shop.

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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

Events

Women’s history month is celebrated across Luke

March has been observed as Women’s History month since the early 1980s, honoring the contributions women have made throughout history.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

Local

Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.


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Local

Luke Airmen commemorate fallen Thunderbird pilot with 4K run

Posted  May 30, 2018

  Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Participants of the Thunderbird 4-kilometer memorial run gather for an invocation May 24, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Fallen Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The length of…

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Local

56th LRS receives supplies, strengthens partnership with RAAF Airmen

Posted  May 30, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham An Australian C-17 Globemaster III taxis at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., May 23, 2018. The C-17 arrived with cargo for the Royal Australian Air Force Airmen training with the 61st Fighter Squadron. The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., supported the Royal…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Posted  May 23, 2018

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.

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Sports

Luke Air Force Base Powerlifting Competition

Posted  May 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Josh Canterberry, powerlifting competitor, wraps his knee with support wraps before competing in the Luke Air Force Base Powerlifting Competition at Luke AFB, Ariz., May 18, 2018. Sixteen Thunderbolts competed to see who could lift the most weight and complete the highest repetitions of three workouts….

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Health & Safety

Luke expedites patient results with network-approved CT scanner

Posted  May 21, 2018

Over the past two years, radiology personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have saved the Air Force time and money since they began using the first secured network-approved computed tomography scanner. The CT scanner allows the 56th Medical Group personnel to process scans here instead of sending patients off-base to have scans accomplished, effectively…

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