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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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Base honored during annual celebration of life

Posted  April 7, 2017

Luke Air Force Base received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award, for the number of drives held on base in 2016 by United Blood Services. They also received the Hero Award, which is given to the top 5 percent of Arizona blood sponsors. With more than 1,100 organizations hosting a drive last year, less…

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Luke congratulates new E-8s

Posted  April 7, 2017

Across the Air Force, 1,391 master sergeants were selected to become senior master sergeants from 11,788 eligible. The overall selection rate was 11.8 percent. Within the 56th Fighter Wing, the following master sergeants were selected for the top 2 percent of the enlisted force. 56th Operations Support Squadron Sean Strong 56th Maintenance Group Clifton Berger…

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AETC announces 2016 winners

Posted  April 7, 2017

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award Maj. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron Media New videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell,56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Short-form production: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Video spot: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell, 56th FW/PA Intelligence, Surveillance and…

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944th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted  April 7, 2017

Airman: Staff Sgt. Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Scott Jenkins, 924th Maintenance Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Soehnen, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron First sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Cvancara, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron Weapon’s system officer: Maj. Sriram Krishnan, 307th Fighter Squadron Instructor pilot: Maj. William Wisehart, 69th FS Company…

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Best of the best honored

Posted  April 7, 2017

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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