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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.


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10,000th F-35 Sortie

Posted  March 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 62nd Fighter Squadron pilot, lands the 10,000th F-35 Lightning II training sortie at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz March 29, 2017. The 5,000th training sortie was flown in May 2015 marking more than 5,000 sorties flown in 10 months as Luke continues…

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

West Valley Recognized for Strong Support

Posted  March 29, 2017

Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, joined the West Valley Partners to receive The Great American Defense Community award March 25, 2017, at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

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2017 Air Force Summer Employment Program

Posted  March 29, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for temporary summer jobs at various Air Force installations. To apply, visit www.usajobs.gov. Job announcements are open until March 31, 2017. Questions regarding job opportunities can be addressed by calling the MyPers Total Force Service Center Customer Service line at 800-525-0102. The call is toll free. The Department of the Air…

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Veterans

Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted  March 29, 2017

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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Around the Air Force: March 29

Posted  March 29, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force has a dedicated website to commemorate the Air Force’s 70th birthday and coating booths are in the works for F-35 sustainment

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