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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

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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2016 in Photos — 1

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Spencer Huber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, plasma cuts a part Jan. 7 for aerospace ground equipment at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology Airmen weld, cut and form metal to fix aircraft parts, AGE, fabricate tools to better assist crew chiefs, and more. Staff…

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Street Beat

Posted  January 6, 2017

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 91 moving and 16 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 28: SFS medical services responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Litchfield Road and Lightning Street. Medical…

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted  January 6, 2017

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

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Briefs January 4, 2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month and the WHM Committee is looking for those interested in planning and preparing for events in recognition of the month. Meetings will take place 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, Feb. 7, 21 and 28, and March 14 and 28 in Room 2100 of…

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Firefighter training at Luke

Posted  January 4, 2017

Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, provided firefighters from Luke and Gila Bend fire departments with a safety briefing prior to training Dec. 7, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Kinkade went over what to expect in the training, where each firefighter would be assigned and safety tips.   Firefighters with…

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