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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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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.


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Health & Safety

Are you resilient enough?

Posted  September 1, 2017

How capable are you of recovering from life’s misfortunes? Do you have the tools necessary to tackle life’s obstacles? September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention month. The Luke Air Force Base helping agencies have joined forces this month to highlight the importance of equipping yourself with the proper mental, spiritual, social and physical “gear” to…

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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces award winner

Posted  September 1, 2017

The following individual received a 2017 Air Education and Training Command award: General Lew Allen Jr. Award Senior NCO: Carlos Pubillones, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron The General Lew Allen Jr. Award recognizes the base-level logistics readiness of those directly involved in mission execution and accomplishment.

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Air Force

Post-Vietnam

Posted  September 1, 2017

The Air Force modernized its tactical air forces in the late 1970s with the introduction of the F-15, A-10, and F-16 fighters, and the implementation of realistic training scenarios under the aegis of Red Flag. In turn, it also upgraded the equipment and capabilities of its Air Reserve Components by the equipping of both the…

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Local

Luke Exchange shoppers make difference in QOL support

Posted  September 1, 2017

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $517,635 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At Luke Air Force Base, these include the fitness center, outdoor…

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Local

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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