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US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

Personalized Learning Cohort members gain insight on Luke’s pilot training mission

Members of the School of Superintendents Association Personalized Learning Cohort recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to collaboratively research, inspire, empower and amplify educators’ work to transform education.

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Top cadets from across Latin America visit Luke

A group of distinguished cadets from the air service academies of several Latin American countries visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2018, as part of the Department of Defense Latin American Cadet Initiative program.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

AMNPES seeks to grow, develop future Air Force leaders

Among the numerous resources Luke Airmen are able to use to enhance their professional growth, the Airmen Professional Enhancement Seminar is one of the best.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…


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Summer is Coming; End of Year is Near

Posted  October 29, 2018

In true homage to the Game of Thrones, “The Summer is Coming” accurately characterizes the ominous workload, long hours and last minute contract, funding and project actions that await the Luke Air Force Base Trifecta; 56th Contracting Squadron, 56th Comptroller Squadron and 56th Civil Engineer Squadron. Summer time is no vacation for these three units,…

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CMSAF Wright listens, shares lessons while visiting Luke

Posted  October 26, 2018

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 22, 2018, to engage with Airmen and gain insight on the wing’s mission.

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Retiree Appreciation Day showcases mission, thanks veterans

Posted  October 26, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Senior Airman Henry Dodd, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal member, explains how one of the EOD robots works during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 20, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. A number of units from across base set up interactive demonstrations…

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JA office upholds military justice

Posted  October 26, 2018

The 56th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate office at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., plays a vital role in the 56th FW vision, to build the future of airpower.

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‘Tune up for Health’ health fair, car show

Posted  October 24, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid A “Tune up for Health” health fair and car show participant stands next to her car, Oct. 19, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. More than 50 car owners participated in the show to help promote the health fair and educate attendees on various health…

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