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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…


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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted  September 8, 2017

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted  September 8, 2017

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

Posted  September 6, 2017

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Modern Day Air Force

Posted  September 1, 2017

Modern Day Today, the U.S. Air Force is the largest, most capable and most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 5,778 manned aircraft in service, approximately 156 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2,130 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force has approximately 328,439 personnel on active duty, 74,000…

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The sky was never the limit

Posted  September 1, 2017

For more than a century, the U.S. Air Force has defended this country in the air, space and cyberspace through the skill and the bravery of American Airmen. • 1903 – 1911: The dawn of the new century witnessed man take to the air for the first time in a heavier-than-air powered aircraft conceived and…

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