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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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Utility allowance changes for Luke families in housing

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Air Force and privatized housing developers recently agreed to a new method for the Utility Allowance Program for base family housing residents. At Luke Air Force Base, the changes are due to take effect in March 2017. Currently, UAs are calculated based on an annual five-year rolling average of utility consumption in like-type housing…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  December 2, 2016

Inspiration in a facility usage operating instruction This week, I had the joy of polishing a facility usage operating instruction. Admittedly, reviewing OIs is not exactly what I would call a good time but … meaning can be found in a thousand different circumstances. At its core, a facility usage OI is about space and…

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Justice Report

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September and October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative demotions • A technical sergeant was demoted to the rank of staff sergeant for unsatisfactory performance. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  December 2, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 31 through Nov. 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 82 moving violations and 24 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange. A dependent and an Airman…

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NASCAR Veteran's Day weekend
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NASCAR and veterans

Posted  December 2, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, signs the garage pass of Airmen Logan Mejia, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals apprentice, Nov. 13 during a visit through the garages during the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch talked with Airmen and autographed gear.

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