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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.

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Hooking up the F-35

Posted  October 6, 2017

Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Daniel Villela, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron mobile equipment mechanic, poses next to the pintle hook assembly on a bobtail Sept. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Villela was the lead mechanic to provide the steps in reconfiguring and implementing a fix to the pintle hook mechanism for the bobtails that…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Sheila Heen teaches Thunderbolts the art of feedback

Posted  September 29, 2017

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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Luke offers drone guidelines

Posted  September 29, 2017

Flying a drone near Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has both safety and legal responsibilities.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 26

Posted  September 29, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff talks about the future of the Air Force and Airmen deliver much needed supplies to Mexico.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Data collection continues to assess flightline environment

Posted  September 27, 2017

Members of Team Luke and Wright-Patterson’s U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine conducted a second set of assessments the week of Sept. 18, this time focusing on air quality on the flightline supporting the F-35A Lightning II program at the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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