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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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Luke AFB opens new water pump

Posted  November 29, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Partnership members from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, the 56th Contracting Squadron and Liberty Utilities celebrate the opening of a new water pump at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Nov. 27, 2017. The new pump will provide the installation with water from off-base until a new water…

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Luke Days 2018: The Future of Airpower

Posted  November 29, 2017

Mark your calendars! Luke Days 2018: The Future of Airpower is scheduled to begin March 10-11!  Save the date now – you will NOT want to miss this fun weekend in the West Valley!  We hope you are as excited as we are! Visit www.luke.af.mil for more information.

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Health & Safety

Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Posted  November 22, 2017

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Thunderbolt’s favorite Thanksgiving foods

Posted  November 22, 2017

Personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., tell us about their favorite and least favorite holiday foods and how they’ll be spending their Thanksgiving this year.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted  November 20, 2017

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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