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Airman takes action, saves three families

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! On our cover this week, we bring you news from the 56th Maintenance Group here at Luke. Members of the Group have been hard at work implementing changes in weapons load training processes.

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 3

Posted  February 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 Spirit bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month.

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Tbolt recalls father with love, respect, admiration

Posted  December 2, 2016

“Duty, Honor, Country!” This phrase was uttered by the great Gen. Douglas MacArthur May 12, 1962, in his acceptance speech of the Sylvanus Thayer Award at the U.S. Military Academy. It has withstood the test of time and become the rallying cry for men and women in uniform and those who are, in one way…

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 4 & 5

Posted  October 6, 2017

56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling, and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers, and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 167 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. James Hodges Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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AAFES deputy director works to better Luke Airmen’s lives

Posted  February 11, 2016

Mike Immler, Army & Air Force Exchange Service deputy director, is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support…

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Year in Photos – August 2015

Posted  January 7, 2016

Senior Airman Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret gun to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.

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