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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

Local

Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

Local

607th ACS all female mission makes history

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.


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Salutes & Awards

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Airman 1st Class Jose Arbelo-Rodriguez 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle operator/dispatcher Hometown: Camuy, Puerto Rico Years in service: Two Family: Dad, Jose Arbelo-Nieves; mother, Marilyn Rodriguez-Valpais; sister, Yaritza and brother, Luis Arbelo-Rodriguez Education: Certificate of pharmacy technician at University Inter Americana of Puerto Rico, certificate of culinary arts at ICPR Junior College Inspirations: My biggest…

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Salutes & Awards

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Airman 1st Class Anthony Capanear Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance apprentice Hometown: Tuscon Years in service: Seven months Family: Wife and 3-year-old son Inspirations: Family friends Goals: Make a career of the Air Force, possibly cross-train into the medical field, pursue a bachelor’s degree in wildlife sciences Greatest feat: Helping people…

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World

RAAF get new uniforms, jets

Posted  September 11, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Flight Lt. Ben Mason and Sgt. Justin Kelly, Royal Australian Air Force members from the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, California, pose in front of Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter at Luke AFB. They were at Luke to be a part of…

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Events

IN BRIEF September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Stand up for vets The 3rd Annual Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Glendale Community College Student Union. There will be employment opportunities, social services, legal services, free hair cuts for veterans, free lunch for vets and their families, and more. Vets can apply for healthcare…

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Health & Safety

Optometry Airmen help T-bolts see clearly

Posted  September 11, 2015

A crucial part of one’s overall job performance and morale is being able to see clearly, and that’s where the Luke Air Force Base Optometry Clinic Airmen step in. “We have two doctors, two technicians and one NCO in charge,” said Staff Sgt. Carmen Hysaw, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic NCO in charge. “Technicians…

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