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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Local

Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid News

LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.


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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted  August 9, 2017

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1s Class Caleb Worpel
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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted  August 9, 2017

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty
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8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

Posted  August 7, 2017

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Posted  August 7, 2017

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 4

Posted  August 7, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.

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