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Airman takes action, saves three families

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! On our cover this week, we bring you news from the 56th Maintenance Group here at Luke. Members of the Group have been hard at work implementing changes in weapons load training processes.

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.


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Gift-giving fun with right toy selection

Posted  December 1, 2017

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us have made our list and checked it twice. Toys are often the gift of choice for children. Following the guidelines below can help ensure the best selections for each child. Tips for selecting toys: 1. Ensure the toy is developmentally appropriate. It should be challenging yet not…

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AFSA represents enlisted

Posted  December 1, 2017

Air Force Sergeant Association was founded in 1961 by four U.S. Air Force NCOs who recognized the need for an organization to represent the voice of all enlisted personnel to America’s elected and military leaders. Over the past five decades, AFSA has represented its members by advocating for their interests, ensuring the military and veteran…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  December 1, 2017

Thoughts about the holidays With the exception of the retail environment, I love the month of December. Preceded by Thanksgiving, this month is filled with nostalgia and memories from my childhood. Perhaps, you too, know the wonder of which I speak. We see it in the eyes of our children and long for just a…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted  December 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AFPC offers…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Health & Safety

Chiropractic clinic maintains fit to fight Airmen

Posted  December 1, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Doug Beaudette, 56th Medical Operations Squadron chiropractic physician, performs an adjustment on Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Valdez, 56th MDOS physical therapy clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2017. Beaudette takes care of more than 20 patients daily as the sole chiropractic…

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