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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

Posted  September 25, 2017

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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Thunderbolt Cup

Posted  September 25, 2017

Luke is hosting its second annual Thunderbolt Cup Sept. 28 and 29. This Olympic style competition will test our Airmen’s physical and mental readiness, while offering a fun break away from their daily routines. To sign up, visit www.eventbrite.com. #ThunderboltCup

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Units unite for end of year close out

Posted  September 25, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Dimitri Pfeifer, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, performs a labor standards interview with Manuel Reyes, Starkweather Roofing Inc. foreman, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2017. The labor standards interview was part of a site survey at the Security Forces Squadron rooftop….

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F-16 Maintainer by Day; Firefighter by Night

Posted  September 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Chase Bradovich, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, poses for a portrait Sept. 18, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Bradovich serves his community as a volunteer firefighter. What does it mean to serve? For Senior Airman Chase Bradovich, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron…

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Health & Safety

Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted  September 22, 2017

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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