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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

Emerald Knight’s shine restored

After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in November 2018.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Local

Hope fills the heart

Hope can come in many forms, and for the children who visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for the “Day of Hope,” Dec. 21, 2018, hope came from the Airmen of the 56th Fighter Wing.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

Defenders partner with local law enforcement for annual Shop with a Cop

In a celebration of holiday spirit, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped children from low-income families pick out toys during the annual Glendale Shop with a Cop charity event, Dec. 15, 2018, at Glendale, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Salutes & Awards

Luke AFB recognizes 12 honor guardsmen

Members from the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Honor Guard were Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during an Honor Guard recognition breakfast ceremony Dec. 12, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Local

Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.


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Australian Defence Force vice chief visits Luke

Posted  March 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Australian Wing Commander Darren Clare, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot and Australian Senior National Representative, shows the F-35 Lightning II helmet to Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2018. During the visit, Griggs…

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Luke Days 2018 Blue Angels

Posted  March 2, 2018

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be headlining the Luke Days 2018 air show at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17 and 18, 2018.

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Commentary

New AETC strategic plan online

Posted  March 2, 2018

I’m excited to announce the new 2018 AETC Strategic Plan. Some of you may be wondering why we need a new strategic plan. While it would be tempting to rest on our laurels, our adversaries are certainly not resting. Today’s and tomorrow’s challenges demand that those of us who train and educate the force move…

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Move or die: Why speed matters, how troops can get faster

Posted  March 2, 2018

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece. The writer’s views expressed here do not represent those of the Defense Department. An enemy soldier scans the horizon. He notices a flash of movement in front of him. He quickly aims at his target and sends 120 grains of lead flying toward it at more than…

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In Brief

Posted  March 2, 2018

45th AFAF for Airmen by Airmen Contributions to the Air Force Assistance Fund will lend critical support to fellow Airmen and their families with emergency needs, educational assistance and family support. AFAF also provides comfort and dignity to Air Force widows and widowers. The campaign is March 26 through May 6. Look for more information…

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