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Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has scheduled an array of events throughout March to show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Luke medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was sitting in his truck at the intersection of Dysart Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Glendale, Ariz., waiting on a red light.

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Luke hosts Haboob Havoc 2018

The 2018 fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc was hosted by Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The competition was held for pilots to hone their skills in aerial combat, build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture.

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Dedicated crew chiefs: A step above the rest

From the early days of Charles Edward Taylor, a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of the first aircraft engine, to the approximately 100,000 maintainers who ensure air superiority today, crew chiefs work to keep aircraft flying and mission-ready.

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Justice Report

Posted  June 2, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in March and April at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for failing to follow a technical order. The individual received a reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $400 pay, suspended, 30 days extra…

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Installation access procedures for everyone – guests, friends, family members

Posted  June 2, 2017

Editor’s note: The following ran in the May 2, 2017, issue of the Thunderbolt. The content has undergone some changes since and is being rerun. Purpose: Base access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to authorized persons and their guests. Persons authorized access will be either escorted or unescorted….

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A taste of Asia

Posted  June 2, 2017

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Volunteers from the Luke Air Force Base Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Group prepare desserts for a Taste of Asia lunch event May 2 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. The Taste of Asia lunch kicked off Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month in the month of May for…

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Thunderbolt receives Air Force award for Small Business outreach

Posted  May 31, 2017

The Air Force Small Business Program awarded Mary Peetz from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 2016 Small Business Specialist Award for her excellent work advocating small businesses for the war fighter.

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Norway’s fifth F-35 Lightning II touches down at Luke

Posted  May 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel For the first time May 25, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. With nine countries involved in its development (United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Australia), the F-35 represents a new model of international cooperation, ensuring U.S. and Coalition partner…

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