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Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing here.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Health & Safety

Flightline maintenance: safety first

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

The voice of Luke

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

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Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force

First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.


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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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944th FW maintainers maintain morale

Posted  June 2, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  FROM LEFT: Airman Gabriel Coronado and Senior Airman Luis Pizarro, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 munitions systems apprentices, play horseshoes May 7 during their unit’s family day picnic at Luke Air Force Base. Representatives from Benevilla Family Resource Center, Exceptional Family Member Program, Airman and Family…

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Citizen Airmen participate in National Police Week

Posted  June 2, 2017

Citizen Airmen in local law enforcement uniforms joined forces with defenders from Luke Air Force Base on May 18 during the S.S. Mayaguez retreat ceremony. The event was one of many taking place during National Police Week, which ran from May 15 to 19 and recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel. The…

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