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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.

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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.

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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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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and was completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a threat to the flying…


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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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STREET BEAT

Posted  December 2, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 31 through Nov. 27 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 82 moving violations and 24 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange. A dependent and an Airman…

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NASCAR and veterans

Posted  December 2, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, signs the garage pass of Airmen Logan Mejia, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Metals apprentice, Nov. 13 during a visit through the garages during the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch talked with Airmen and autographed gear.

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TSgt’s personal best wins 1st place at Mr. Olympia

Posted  December 2, 2016

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron received first-place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational Sept. 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin O’Brien bested the competition at the invitation-only, single-ply, international event held once a year. “The Olympia is an elite-level competition for powerlifting,” O’Brien said….

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Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

Posted  November 30, 2016

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

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