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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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56th Fighter Wing hosts quarterly Load Crew Competition

Posted  January 14, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez The 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team accepts a trophy after the 56th Fighter Wing Quarterly Load Crew Competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2019. The team won the competition by loading two inert bombs on an aircraft in the shortest amount…

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted  January 11, 2019

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Senior Airman Amber Gordon, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait with her MWD, Boss, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. The MWD handler is responsible for protecting and defending military installations with their loyal canine partner by their…

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Aviation-themed playground opens

Posted  January 11, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Leadership from the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening a new playground at Fowler Park, Jan. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The imaginative and aviation-themed playground is designed for children ages 2-12 and includes many sensory-stimulating and fitness…

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2019 Honorary Commander’s tour Luke

Posted  January 9, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Honorary Commanders stand on top of the air traffic control tower during a base tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2019. The Honorary Commanders watched as F-35A Lightning IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons took off for training missions.   Air Force photograph by…

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted  January 9, 2019

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Holly Ardern Runners participate in the 2018 Air Force Marathon. The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners. Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and…

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