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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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Citizen Airman highlighted at ASU ‘Salute to Service’ night

Posted  December 2, 2016

Family man, firefighter, Reservist, native Arizonan and graduate of Arizona State University, Tech. Sgt. Gabe Ulibarri, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighter was recognized Nov. 10 on-field at the ASU vs. Utah football game during their ‘Salute to Service’ night at Sun Devil Stadium. Ulibarri, who is originally from Springerville, Arizona, has been a member of…

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Changes align gate access with REAL ID Act

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 20, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act, as passed by Congress, which will implement the Act in a measured, fair and responsible way. For states and territories, whose extensions expired Oct. 10, 2016, and were not renewed, federal agencies may continue to accept driver’s…

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Utility allowance changes for Luke families in housing

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Air Force and privatized housing developers recently agreed to a new method for the Utility Allowance Program for base family housing residents. At Luke Air Force Base, the changes are due to take effect in March 2017. Currently, UAs are calculated based on an annual five-year rolling average of utility consumption in like-type housing…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  December 2, 2016

Inspiration in a facility usage operating instruction This week, I had the joy of polishing a facility usage operating instruction. Admittedly, reviewing OIs is not exactly what I would call a good time but … meaning can be found in a thousand different circumstances. At its core, a facility usage OI is about space and…

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Justice Report

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September and October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative demotions • A technical sergeant was demoted to the rank of staff sergeant for unsatisfactory performance. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction…

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