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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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Luke puts past, present, future of airpower on display

Posted  April 6, 2018

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt demonstrates close air support during Luke Days at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17, 2018. Luke Days demonstrates the capabilities of modern military and civilian airpower through the display of more than 30 live air and ground demonstrations and…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  April 6, 2018

I am constantly amazed at how often faith intersects with other disciplines. Leadership is something I am very passionate about. The first leadership book I ever read talked about laws of leadership. The law that stuck out most to me was the idea of being in process; always seeking growth and moving forward, never being…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted  April 6, 2018

The following is a list of administrative actions issued for November and December 2017 and January at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Courts-martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of two charges and two specifications in violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134, procuring acts of prostitution and indecent language….

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STREET BEAT

Posted  April 6, 2018

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 19 through March 25 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 72 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents Feb. 21: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at South Gate commercial vehicle entry lane. A trailer struck…

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Luke Days …

Posted  April 6, 2018

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook A child plays with a toy model F/A-18 Hornet March 17 during the U.S. Navy Blue Angels performance at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Days presents military airpower and civilian acts March 17-18 to a public audience of thousands of attendees from Arizona and around the world.

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