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56th Maintenance Group hosts load competition

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held their Second Quarter Load Competition July 13.

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Luke’s new Mission Defense Team provides active cyber security

Luke Air Force Base’s Mission Defense Team, a group of talented and vigilant communications and cyber warfare Airmen, maintain the 56th Fighter Wing’s network communications security and prevent the exploit of potential vulnerabilities in the base’s network by monitoring, identifying, and communicating threats.

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Lightning integrated technicians reinvent F-35 maintenance

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Local

Under Secretary Donovan returns to Luke for 61st FS graduation

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018, to gain insight into F-35 training operations and serve as the guest speaker for the 61st Fighter Squadron F-35A basic course graduation.

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted  November 3, 2017

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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Thunderbolt of the week: September and October

Posted  November 3, 2017

Sept. 13 Airman 1st Class Dorothy Zurlinden 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament technician Zurlinden has the characteristics of a true leader with her dedication constantly displayed on- and off-duty through her commitment to her fellow Airmen and unit. Sept. 30 Staff Sgt. Caitlin Carter 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office NCO in charge Carter has been…

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Soldier, wife, mom says leaving hardest part of job

Posted  November 3, 2017

It was a typical cold, bleak winter morning in Germany. Dark clouds hovered just overhead, hugging the landscape. Soft, fluffy snowflakes drifted gently to the ground. Off in the distance, thin wisps of smoke floated to the sky and a faint smell of fireplaces burning permeated the air. I sharply inhaled the crisp air and…

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Vietnam vet continues 50-year journey of discovery

Posted  November 3, 2017

The summer of 1967 can be remembered as a time of profound change. Many cities in America were aflame, the airwaves were full of music that a few years earlier wasn’t thought of, and the Vietnam War was raging a world away. In a small town that summer — Blanchard, Washington — 18-year-old Jerry Prentice…

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Air Force offers chief ‘excellent adventure’

Posted  November 3, 2017

In January 1975, the music of Elton John and Barry Manilow topped the music charts. The Waltons, All in the Family and The Jeffersons were popular television shows, and Gerald Ford was president of the United States. That same month, a 23-year-old man from Pennsylvania joined the Air Force and began a three-decade-long career that…

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