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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Thunderbolts prepare for Air Force 70th Birthday

Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force which has a rich history that revolutionized how the U.S. military functions as we know it today. Today’s Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians all who have answered our Nation’s…

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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Modern Day Air Force

Modern Day Today, the U.S. Air Force is the largest, most capable and most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 5,778 manned aircraft in service, approximately 156 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2,130 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force has approximately 328,439 personnel on active duty, 74,000…


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Chapel Corner

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Luke Chapel team is committed to ensuring spiritual care for the entire family. Chapel offices are in the Luke Community Chapel at 139th Avenue and Shooting Star Street. All services are Sunday unless noted. For more information, call 623-856-6211. COM-Chapel on the Mall LCC-Luke Community Chapel Worship schedule Catholic Mass Saturday is at 5…

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Water: Where does it come from?

Posted  February 3, 2017

There are more than 3,000 military personnel and dependents living on Luke Air Force Base who receive ground water pumped to the base water tower from a two-well system on base. Beginning this year, the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron will now receive supplemental water from Valley Utilities. The connection the 56th CES is constructing will…

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Tucson VA to host veterans creative arts competition

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Tucson VA campus will be hosting a local National Veterans Creative Arts competition 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7 in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Bldg. 4 located at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723. There will be a performing artist’s jam session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and…

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LRS receives Supply Chain Excellence Award

Posted  February 3, 2017

Due to their outstanding work, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was nominated for the Air Education Training Command Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence.

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Tucson VA chaplains to participate in Four Chaplains Memorial Service

Posted  February 3, 2017

Chaplains from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will be participating in the City of Tucson, Veterans’ Affairs Committee annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service 1 p.m., Feb. 5 at Kino Veterans Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way. The park is located across from the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.  The memorial service honors four World…

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