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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Two Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently received the 2017 Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award for their contributions in shaping Air Force culture by impacting Airmen’s professional growth and development within the 56th Fighter Wing.


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STREET BEAT

Posted  September 1, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 24 through Aug. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 22 moving and five non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 24: SFS responded to a report of a hit and run at Bldg. 1535. The driver struck a pedestrian near Credit Union…

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Global War on Terror

Posted  September 1, 2017

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed. Following the attacks, in 2001, the U.S. Air Force was deployed against the Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Operating from Diego Garcia, Chagos Archipelago, B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer bombers attacked Taliban positions. The Air Force deployed daisy cutter bombs, dropped from C-130 Hercules cargo planes, for the first…

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Around Luke– Reading is fun…

Posted  September 1, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Maj. Maritzel Castrellon, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, reads to children Aug. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base library. As the new 56th FSS commander, Castrellon familiarizes herself with her units by traveling to them and getting hands-on experience.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Luke honors gold star family

Posted  August 30, 2017

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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Accessories Flight

Posted  August 30, 2017

The Airmen of Accessories Flight have a wide range of missions. Although they’re not on the flightline, the jets aren’t getting in the air without them.

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