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US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

Personalized Learning Cohort members gain insight on Luke’s pilot training mission

Members of the School of Superintendents Association Personalized Learning Cohort recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to collaboratively research, inspire, empower and amplify educators’ work to transform education.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Top cadets from across Latin America visit Luke

A group of distinguished cadets from the air service academies of several Latin American countries visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2018, as part of the Department of Defense Latin American Cadet Initiative program.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

AMNPES seeks to grow, develop future Air Force leaders

Among the numerous resources Luke Airmen are able to use to enhance their professional growth, the Airmen Professional Enhancement Seminar is one of the best.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…


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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces winners

Posted  February 2, 2018

The following individuals and units received 2017 Air Education and Training Command-level awards: Security forces NCO: Tech. Sgt. Reuben Weeks, 56th Security Forces Squadron Safety Weapons safety excellence: 56th Fighter Wing Weapons safety manager: Tech. Sgt. Vincent Bockhorst, 56th FW Safety Aviation safety well-done award: Lt. Cols. Brian Healy and Jeffrey Poplin, 54th Fight Group,…

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Annual group awards announced

Posted  February 2, 2018

The following individuals are annual award winners at group level: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Colette Roe, 56th FW Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. David Barns,…

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ALS graduates 45 senior airmen

Posted  February 2, 2018

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen Dec. 14 from class 18-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Tyler Bradley, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Sylvester Ruggiero, 56th AMXS; Alexandria Washington, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron; Mikayla Cunningham, 161st Operations Support Squadron; and Connor Macklin, 56th AMXS Commandant’s Award:…

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Disciplined children keep everyone happy

Posted  February 2, 2018

One of the biggest jobs you take on as a parent is to teach your child how to behave. This can become a very trying task for all involved. It takes time, patience and will-power to not cave in and take the easiest route on this “discipline journey” with your child. Discipline is a positive…

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Behavioral Health Services Employee Assistance and WorkLife Programs

Posted  February 2, 2018

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. Feb. 14: Enhancing Your Life with Positive Thinking We know that optimism is beneficial to life satisfaction. But did you know that being positive can also mitigate stress, decrease depression levels, improve coping skills, and even increase your lifespan? This month’s webinar covers the dos and don’ts of common thought…

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