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Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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Texas ANG comes to Luke …

Posted  April 21, 2016

Courtesy photo A Texas flag is displayed near an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The flag was displayed during the loading portion of the load crew competition. For more photos, see Page 10.

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Col. Kimberly Olson, Laughlin legacy, retires

Posted  April 21, 2016

No girls allowed Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — Kimberly Olson had just graduated college in 1979 with an education degree and was trying to decide on a career. With two options after college — to either become a teacher or join the Air Force — Olson chose to take her mother’s advice and took…

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Quarterly load Competition

Posted  April 21, 2016

Airman 1st Class Nadiya Frick, 309th AMU weapons load crew member, secures a weapon during the competition. Senior Airman Kory Hickok, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, inspects an AIM 9 L/M munition. Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman David Davidson, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, places the…

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Sports Shorts

Posted  April 21, 2016

Track & field The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a track and field competition 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 29. Events include the 100, 400 and 800-yard dashes, and the 800 and 1800-yard relays along with a one-mile run in male and female divisions. There will be awards for the top…

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STREET BEAT April 22, 2016

Posted  April 21, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 11 through 17 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related  incidents April 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 460. There were no injuries. April 15:…

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