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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.

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Sheila Heen teaches Thunderbolts the art of feedback

Sheila Heen, Harvard Law School professor and negotiation expert, came to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 25 to speak with Thunderbolts about the art and science of feedback.


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STREET BEAT

Posted  April 7, 2017

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Feb. 27 through March 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 110 moving and 35 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 9: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident. One vehicle was backed into the other. There were no injuries….

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  April 7, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in January and February at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana and controlled substances. The individual received a reduction to the rank of senior airman, forfeiture of $500 pay per month…

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Putting up a smoke screen …

Posted  April 7, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations, throws a smoke screen March 1 to alert rescue personnel during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona. The exercise highlighted the way Air Force and civilian assets can be used together to more effectively respond…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted  April 5, 2017

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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AF announces major changes to space enterprise

Posted  April 5, 2017

The Air Force announced five major organization and management changes to its space enterprise April 4, 2017. “For decades, the men and women of our Air Force delivered effects from space to give our joint warfighting forces in the field a distinct advantage over their adversaries,” said acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S….

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