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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…


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2016 in Photos — 8

Posted  January 6, 2017

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder, extreme winds and dust. Denise Willhite Tech. Sgt. Charles Gonzalez, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 aircraft armament craftsman, aided Senior Airman Karim Castro, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit…

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2016 in Photos — 7

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to the Airmen July 13 for the first time during the 56th FW change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Brian Ward FROM LEFT: Hydraulics maintainers Tech. Sgt. Kevin Gray, Airman 1st Class Garrett Byers, and Airmen Jonathan Edwards and Aaron Castro-Zulueta,…

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2016 in Photos — 6

Posted  January 6, 2017

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the memorandum of understanding identifying the structure of the Luke Community Partnership program during the Luke West Valley Council meeting June 16 at Luke AFB. The Luke Community Partnership program is part of the Air Force’s Public-Public, Public-Private initiative, known as P4,…

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2016 in Photos — 5

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. Matthew Short F-16 fighting Falcons and F-35 Lightning IIs from the 56th Fighter Wing fly side-by-side during a large-force exercise April…

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2016 in Photos — 4

Posted  January 6, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Larry Miel, WWII veteran, shakes hands with F-35 Heritage Flight Team members before practice for the Luke Air Force Base air show April 1. Several WWII veterans came out to view the practice event, which included performances from the U.S. Thunderbirds and the F-35 Heritage Flight Team. Senior Airman James Hensley…

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