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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.

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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.

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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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ALS graduates 48 from class 16-3

Posted  April 28, 2016

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen and one staff sergeant March 31 in class 16-3. The graduates are senior airmen unless otherwise noted. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Reginald Rouse, 607th Air Control Squadron Distinguished graduates: Dean Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; Ryan Darling, 56th Civil Engineer…

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F-16 pilots learn to fight at night

Posted  April 28, 2016

Student pilots at Luke Air Force Base are learning important skills and combat tactics essential to flying and fighting at night. Training to master nighttime operations enables a pilot to utilize a vast set of tools and strategies to increase their lethality in combat situations. “Night flying requires more detailed attention,” said Maj. Michael Blauser,…

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Witness to the Holocaust …

Posted  April 28, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, introduces Dr. Alexander White, holocaust survivor, during the 2016 Days of Remembrance Ceremony April 20 at Luke Air Force Base. The Day of Remembrance Ceremony is a time to recollect the victims who perished at the hands of evil, to remember those who…

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U.S. Air Force: Week in photos

Posted  April 28, 2016

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing flies in a formation April 15. Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop Soldiers April 15 from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The mass tactical exercise helped prepare both units for any future…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

Posted  April 28, 2016

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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