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Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin Local

Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing here.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Health & Safety

Flightline maintenance: safety first

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

The voice of Luke

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Local

Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force

First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.


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Air Force

AF announces Squadron Revitalization Idea Site

Posted  June 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials developed a crowd-sourcing/idea website May 15 to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field. The CAC-enabled milSuite website provides an online presence for Airmen to offer ideas on how to revitalize Air Force Squadrons. Airmen are encouraged to address specific topics presented in the form of challenges and…

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Local

Street Beat

Posted  June 2, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents that occurred April 24 through May 28 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 63 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 1: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1515. An individual backed a vehicle out…

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Local

Justice Report

Posted  June 2, 2017

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in March and April at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for failing to follow a technical order. The individual received a reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $400 pay, suspended, 30 days extra…

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News

Installation access procedures for everyone – guests, friends, family members

Posted  June 2, 2017

Editor’s note: The following ran in the May 2, 2017, issue of the Thunderbolt. The content has undergone some changes since and is being rerun. Purpose: Base access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to authorized persons and their guests. Persons authorized access will be either escorted or unescorted….

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A taste of Asia

Posted  June 2, 2017

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Volunteers from the Luke Air Force Base Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Group prepare desserts for a Taste of Asia lunch event May 2 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. The Taste of Asia lunch kicked off Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month in the month of May for…

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