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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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Street Beat

Posted  October 6, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 21 through Sept. 24 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 114 moving and 13 non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 22: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the base chapel. One driver backed into the other. There were…

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54th Fighter Group

Posted  October 6, 2017

Description: The 54th Fighter Group is the U.S. Air Force premier F-16 training organization. This selectively manned unit conducts formal graduate-level F-16 initial, requalification, senior officer, and instructor training for Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard….

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Justice Report

Posted  October 6, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in May, June and July 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. The member…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 6, 2017

Service before self benefits everyone I am not a social media aficionado. However, I do occasionally peruse Facebook to look at photos of family and friends and keep up to date with the happenings in people’s lives. The other day I came across an interesting post from an Airman I met while deployed. He has…

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MSgts to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing

Posted  October 6, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately. The new study material to be released this year will not be available in time to allow members to…

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