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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

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607th ACS all female mission makes history

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.


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19th AF commander visits Luke

Posted  March 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, talks with Col. Gregory Hutson, 56th Maintenance Group commander, March 4, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Hutson introduced Doherty to the Lightning Integrated Technician program, a new way of doing maintenance on the F-35.   Air…

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Commander throws first

Posted  March 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, throws a baseball in the air at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 1, 2019. Canterbury threw the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs baseball game.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class…

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56th CES maintain barriers, ensure safety

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider An F-16A Fighting Falcon prepares to catch the emergency cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands during an emergency situation.   Air…

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Salutes & Awards

GCU hosts Luke leadership, families: Honors military members, their service to America

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group, Detachment 2 aviation resource manager, sings “God Bless America” before a Grand Canyon University basketball game, Feb. 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz. GCU hosted Luke Air Force Base leadership and families honoring military members and their service to America….

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

Posted  March 1, 2019

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.

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