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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Invisible Wounds of War support group started

Posted  August 14, 2017

A peer support group called Invisible Wounds of War is scheduled to start Aug. 22 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The IWW group was created to give Team Luke the opportunity to be heard. “The purpose is to develop peer relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite…

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Luke’s Weather Flight

Posted  August 11, 2017

Airmen in the weather office make our mission of building the future of air power possible by ensuring smooth base operation under any weather condition and making sure pilots are safe to fly every single day.

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt earns Outstanding Airman of the Year

Posted  August 9, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been awarded as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes his success to his rigorous fitness routine and family.

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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted  August 9, 2017

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1s Class Caleb Worpel
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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted  August 9, 2017

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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