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Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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2018 Haboob Havoc: Legacy of Airpower Celebrating Frank Luke’s sacrifice

The 2018 Haboob Havoc, held Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, will be hosted by Luke Air Force Base. It is an annual competition where fighter pilots hone their skills in aerial combat, bringing together fighter pilots from across the Air Force to build comradery as well. This competition builds on the legacy of Frank Luke…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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Thunderbolts pursue F-16 seat raise initiative

Since 1976, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has seen a multitude of maintenance improvements which have enhanced its systems, simplified costs and reduced man hours needed to keep it in the air.


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Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

Posted  June 9, 2017

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of our patrons said they would purchase store brands…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted  June 8, 2017

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Posted  June 8, 2017

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.

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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted  June 5, 2017

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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Thunderbolts culminate AAPIH month with cultural exchange

Posted  June 2, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. Mei Ling Keiki, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament maintenance supervisor, performs a fire dance during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month luncheon May 31, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Several Luke Airmen performed dances during the event. Asian-American, Pacific Islander Heritage…

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