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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

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607th ACS all female mission makes history

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.


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Senior Airman Manuel A. Perez-Salas estate claims notice

Posted  March 22, 2019

Senior Airman Manuel A. Perez-Salas of the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away on Aug. 29, 2018. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate should contact the Summary Courts Officer, Lt. Blake Donovan, at 520-228-0799 or via email at blake.donovan.2@us.af.mil.

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

Posted  March 20, 2019

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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Salutes & Awards

March of the Fallen held to remember heroes who passed

Posted  March 20, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Participants in the March of the Fallen ruck march climb a hill in Buckeye, Ariz., March 16, 2019. Attendees rucked 4.5 miles to honor fallen troops and to give back to the community, by filling their bags with canned foods that were donated to a local…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez
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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Posted  March 15, 2019

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.

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Airpower Foundation visits Luke

Posted  March 15, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Members of the Airpower Foundation pose for a group photo in front of an F-35A Lightning II, March 8, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Tour members included two Medal of Honor recipients, five Purple Heart recipients and an assortment of veterans from every branch…

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