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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…


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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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Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Posted  December 30, 2016

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

Posted  December 30, 2016

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2016

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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